Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has called for the restructuring of the country, saying regional security system should be allowed.
Obi asked the Federal Government to allow states to operate their regional security system while speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight on Monday.
Obi expressed that the move would help curb the myriads of security challenges the country faces.
“Allow some region-like state security system to function. The government has to come out genuinely to tackle the issue of security of lives and properties by investing in them,” he said.
“I served as a governor and when I found out that we had a security issue, I decided that every community in Anambra State must have their own security outfit funded and supported by the government.
“If you go to Anambra State, every community has a pickup for security. In fact, some own two or three. A community like Nnewi owns four or five because it is critical.”
Obi expressed that for Nigeria to surmount the several challenges and become better, the nation needs to restructure.