- Atiku Abubakar has recommended solutions to Nigeria's problems
- According to him, restructuring is the only solution to Nigeria's current challenges
- He also appealed to the federal government to restructure the current security architecture to meet the emerging security threats in the country
A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the only solution to Nigeria's current challenges is restructuring.
Atiku while speaking in Asaba on Tuesday, June 26, said the country must be restructured for Nigeria to rapidly move forward. He said he has always advocated for restructuring since 2004 while serving as a vice president, The Punch reports.
Decrying the security situation in Nigeria, the former vice president urged the federal government to review the current security architecture to meet the emerging security threats in the country.
Atiku said: "As an individual, I don’t think this is true federalism, we must restructure the security architecture.
"I will have a very small federal government with powers and resources devolved to the states to manage the affairs while they pay taxes to the federal government. With this, each zone can survive on its own without leaning on oil money.
“I’ll create jobs; you must liberalise the economy, support the private sector, create incentives to make the private sector boom and open up the economy to foreign direct investments. The security architecture of the country must be reviewed and decentralised to meet modern-day security challenges."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that journalists were barred from covering the arrival Atiku Abubakar at the Asaba International Airport in Delta state.
Men of the Department of State Services (DSS), who claimed that they were instructed to bar journalists from covering Atiku's arrival, told journalists to wait at the State House.
Atiku, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 presidential aspirant, was said to be visiting the state to consult Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his ambition.
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