Frustration by Nigeria’s current economic and social realities is responsible for agitation across the country.
This was the position of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who also called for the removal of a uniform wage structure from the exclusive legislative list.
Fayemi took this position while speaking during a television programme in Abuja on Tuesday.
Fayemi who is also Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum said at the programme that- “frankly, some of the people who are talking about secession are doing so out of frustration but I don’t think that is the solution to Nigeria’s predicament.
“I have unfailing optimism that in spite of all our challenges, this country will triumph and survive current challenges. We as leaders must focus on the role of protecting lives and property and focus on safety and security as the primary responsibility that we have.”
He advocated for a restructuring of the country as a way out of the current quagmire insisting that to make life better for Nigerians, “we must deal with the structure of the country.”
He said: “I have been on record several times on matters of security that and matters of economic development, we may need to look at other ways of managing diversity and difference in our country and that devolution of power is an idea which time has come.
“We should reduce the number of items we have on our exclusive list and devolve them to state and local authorities.
“The first among them is internal security because we need multi-level policing. Nigeria is the only federation with a unitary policing system.”