Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reiterated his call for the restructuring of Nigeria as the country’s saving grace.
He made this call in an article published on Monday.
Atiku stated that Nigeria is at risk of becoming a failed state if it does not resolve foundational challenges that make it difficult for the central government to effectively discharge its responsibilities.
He said, “It is now time to trust the component units of this federation with devolution of powers from the central government to handle issues such as policing, in tandem with the Federal Government.
“Because let us face it, if we keep on doing what we have been doing, we will keep on getting what we have been getting. Or worse, we will experience the law of returns.”
Atiku noted that current ethnic and religious clashes witnessed in the country are partly caused by Nigeria’s failure to address the root causes of its problems.
The former vice president cautioned that Nigeria may fail to fulfill its potentials of being the beacon of light for the Black Race if it does not stop operating from the same unitary foundation it has for decades.
He said the quality of personalities at the helm will not matter if that foundational problem is not resolved so as to achieve peace, unity, and prosperity.