Act fast, restructure Nigeria towards regionalism, Gani Adams tells FG
Yorubaland’s Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, has warned that insecurity in the country poses a new dimension of threats to the country, just as he said Nigeria may cease to exist within the next two years.
Adams, who said this in Arigidi-Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, said the country was on the verge of collapse if the federal government did not take action. immediate action to stop the situation.
Speaking on the solution to the country’s insecurity problems, he said that the only solution to prevent the country from heading towards the precipice remains the immediate activation of real federalism by the government.
According to him, insecurity in the country has become a hydra-headed monster and a threat to human and economic development, saying that the impact of insecurity is reflected in the performance of macroeconomic indicators, flows of investment and economic performance.
He however said that despite the situation of insecurity, economic crisis and deteriorating institutions, among others, governance in the country has shown a lack of coordination.
He pointed out that Nigeria’s path to a unitary system will only make the country’s problems worse.
Adams said: “With the problems of insecurity in Nigeria, there is nothing to do if we don’t have federalism. If we don’t allow federalism on the basis of regionalism, I fear that within two years this country will break up.
“You can see how the wave is coming. Not only the wave of insecurity, even the economy, the depreciation of institutions and the lack of coercion in governance.
“Certainly, there is a danger ahead if the Nigerian government does not act quickly to restructure Nigeria towards regionalism.
“Regionalism will give content for regional police, state police and local government police.
“If you don’t work on the structure, there’s no way to stop the insecurity. The structure will give you a means, give you leverage so that you can have effective security.
“This is what is done in the United States of America and in many countries that have provinces, regions.
“The United States practices statism. Every state has a state police and a county police, and they have the FBI which is the federal police, we borrowed that federalism from the United States in 1979.
“Why are we dodging reality and trying to push a country of about 250 million people into a unitary system, that can’t work. A country that has about 450 ethnic nationalities, that can’t work and it can’t work. is one of our problems.
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