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Senate President Lawan lambast Governors calling for restructuring

by Nwani Chisom
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The Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmad Lawan has cautioned States’ Governors and other elected leaders against calling for the restructuring of the country.

Lawan, Disclosed this while addressing questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.

He further urged state governors to ensure that they restructure their respective states first before calling for restructuring at the federal level.

He said:

“The call for secession or the call for restructuring, many are genuine calls even though I never believe that someone who is calling for secession means well or is a misguided person.

“But I believe that when somebody calls for improving the structure that we have is a genuine call.“But I want to advice here, I believe that as leaders those of us who were elected must not be at the forefront of calling for this kind of thing because even if you are a governor you are supposed to be working hard in your state to ensure that this restructuring you are calling for at the federal level you have done it in your state as well.

“This is because what you may accuse the federal government of whatever it is, you may also be accused of the same thing in your state.

“So, we are supposed to ensure that we have a complete and total way of ensuring that our systems at the federal, state and even local government work for the people and that we allow people to participate in governance so that whoever feels that he has something to offer to make Nigeria better does so freely without any hindrance.’’

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