Former Lawmaker calls for restructuring to solve Nigeria’s problems



A former Senator, Adegbenga Kaka, on Monday reiterated the calls for restructuring of Nigeria as the only panacea to the various challenges confronting the country.

Kaka, who represented Ogun East in the Upper Chamber from 2011 to 2015, made the call while speaking with journalists in Sagamu.

Kaka was the Deputy Governor of Ogun from 1991 to 1993 when Chief Olusegun Osoba was the governor.

Kaka spoke on the sidelines of the donation of food items to the pupils of School for Children with Special Needs by a philanthropic group, “ASK 65’’.

It was in commemoration of the 70th birthday of Alhaji Yusuf Ashiru, a member of the group.

He said that there was need for decentralisation of the Police for effective and efficient security of the citizenry.

Kaka, however, decried the wanton killings of innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country.

He described the development as “sheer negligence’’, urging the Federal Government to urgently address the insecurity challenge facing the country with all seriousness.

“It is rather unfortunate that the killing is being sustained.

“In a sane country, even during civil war or even in the international war, they will account for every lost soul at the battlefield.

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“America is an example. During the Gulf War, everyday they will do account of those lost lives and do as much as possible to minimise the loss of life.

“Now, we precipitated war in our own country against innocent populace out of sheer negligence.

“From the North-East to the Middle Belt and even to the South-South, South-East and South-West, you would discover that most of these deaths are avoidable deaths.

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“From whichever divide of the religion you look at it, it is sacrilegious for you to take the life of a fellow human being.

“So, not to talk of allowing such a thing to carelessly occur without any physical attempt to stop wanton killing and destruction of property across the length and breadth of the country.

“It is sad and I think the Federal Government should swing into action to stop these wanton killings.

“The state governors, we call them chief security officers, but they are just chief security officers on paper.

“I will continue to say that there is no way   a centralised police can effectively monitor what is going on across the country and ensure adequate security no matter how sophisticated they may be.

“They are not well-equipped and they are not sophisticated,” he said.