Former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo again addressed President Muhammadu Buhari about the growing instability in the country.
It was reported that Obasanjo blamed the current security structure under Buhari, noting that ” crime has become the order of the day.”
Obasanjo made the announcement during a speech he delivered at the 2020 sobo Sovemimo annual lecture in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.
According to the report, Obasanjo made the case for restructuring the nation in a speech entitled”COVID-19 and Nigeria’s security issues: the Way forward”.
The former leader said that the country will continue to experience a high level of security until the Federation is restructured.
“I remain firmly convinced that without reform of Federal units, as I would like to satisfy those who might not like the word ‘restructuring’, Nigeria will remain insecure, unstable, non-progressive and at best stagnant and at worst disintegrating,” Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo said all parts of the country must work together to achieve restructuring. He also called on the various Nations that make up Nigeria to forget the mistakes of the past and build a country for a new future.
Obasanjo has always had one complaint or another about the Buhari administration and has written letters and given several lectures like this, criticizing the government’s style.
Most recently, It is reported that the wave of rampant killings across Nigeria, especially in the Northern region of the country, is now unbearable, and therefore some stakeholders have taken the issue more seriously than in the recent past.
In particular, the coalition against murder in Northern Nigeria (CAKIN) has called on President Buhari to take some decisive steps to contain the issue. In a press statement issued by Globalgistng, CAKIN, during its meeting held in Kaduna on Monday, June 15, revealed some of its latest resolutions.