Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, reiterated the call for country restructuring on Thursday, saying it was the only road to development.
This was stated by Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, in a statement in response to a statement attributed to Governor of Bauchi State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Dr. Bala Mohammed, on the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, and the need to restructure the polity for real development.
Governor Akeredolu emphasized on putting in place a system of administration that reflected the devolution of powers in a statement made through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Richard Olatunde.
The statement read, “The federating units must progress from the semblance of autonomy to the recognition of their unique features which justify their existence.
“All institutions must emerge as consequences of deliberative engagements designed to accommodate and serve all segments of the society. Social services become seamless and effective when governance is localised.
“It, therefore, becomes anomalous and suspicious to insist on a central command structure of policing the polity. Amotekun points to the path to tread in ensuring that collaborative efforts among security agencies yield maximum protection for the citizenry.
“It points at the ostensible potentials of a nation-state sincerely desirous of mobilising the citizens for the production of goods and services.
“We are proud of our modest intervention at a most auspicious moment in the country. We enjoin all patriots to look critically into the issues bordering on the challenges faced by the country as a result of the current system.
“Devolution of powers must be perceived as necessary for the development of the country. There can be no meaningful progress in a system where the federating units are treated as mere outposts for the central administration.”