Restructuring will ensure nation building, departure from overcentralization
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai on Tuesday renewed calls for the restructuring of the country, declaring that there was the collective need to do so.
Restructuring, the governor said, could be achieved through constitutional amendments.
The governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, quoted El Rufai in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement titled, “Lets realize restructuring together”- El Rufai
“Restructuring is a pragmatic, imperative and a more efficient governance structure in our country. It will enable a departure from excessive centralization, re-balance the federation and locate powers and responsibilities in the tier of government best able to effectively discharge them”, he argued.
According to the governor, there is a unique opportunity for all Nigerians who believe in the merits of restructuring to work together to realize it.
El Rufai further argued that restructuring could be achieved only by constitutional means and processes, adding that “the National Assembly is the primary platform for attaining it, followed by the necessary concurrence by two-thirds of the State House of Assembly in the country and presidential assent”.
He also explained that “every part of the country has representation in the National Assembly. States and interest groups that wish to advance, restructuring can persuade any of their federal legislators to present the draft bills.