- Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is not one to shy away from national conversations
- The governor has been speaking on what he thinks are solutions to the myriad of problems facing Nigeria
- Governor Akeredolu has shared his thoughts on restructuring, state police and agitations for secession
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that Nigeria must be restructured to show true federalism.
The governor made the comment when he received a delegation from pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, March 23.
Governor Akeredolu also said that the people who are of the opinion that restructuring is about secession are wrong.
Afenifere had commended the governor on the creation of the Western Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps.
Responding, Punch quoted Governor Akeredolu as saying:
“People, who thought restructuring is about secession, are wrong. We must restructure fiscal policy. We must restructure to show true federalism.”
Speaking on the controversial issue of ranching, the governor said:
“We are not going to give our land to foreigners. But ranches are important.”
Regarding the myriads of security challenges ranging experienced in the nation, Governor Akeredolu recently renewed his earlier call for the creation of state police.
Speaking to Channels TV, the governor said setting up the policy structure of state police at regional levels would complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd), the minister of defence, stated at the event that Nigeria is in a critical situation.
According to the minister, Nigeria's security challenges require the support and collaboration of both civilians and critical stakeholders in the nation.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has assured Nigerians that the country will experience peace again in no distant time.
The military chief made the declaration on Monday, March 22 while delivering his speech at a national defence summit in Abuja.
Irabor said the military would enhance its kinetic operations in dealing with the prevailing security challenges confronting the nation.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.