Falana Calls for Urgent Restructuring of Nigeria

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has called for the urgent restructuring of Nigeria.

The Lagos-based lawyer made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture in Lagos.

He said: “The restructuring I’m talking about is not the one that will put more money in the pockets of rulers.

“It is a restructuring that will transfer the enormous power at the centre to the federating units. Don’t be talking of 2023. What is of urgency now is restructuring.”

Falana also believes that the issue of state policing among others needs to be immediately addressed to fix some of the challenges the nation currently faces.

“You want to police Lagos, but you bring a policeman from Sokoto like the colonialists will do and you take somebody from Lagos to Sokoto. Policing begins with intelligence gathering,” he said.

Falana’s gave his thoughts as the issue as it takes a front burner in the national discourse, with many, particularly in the south, citing the nation’s defective as the main reason for her underdevelopment and many travails.

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