Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured – Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that though restructuring may not necessarily solve all Nigeria’s problems, it is the first step to reposition the country.
He said this in Lagos at the public presentation of a book ‘In the belly of vultures’ written by Adetola Adeniyi, adding that the current structure allows corruption and other vices.
Atiku who also spoke in the same vein at the Silverbird Man of the Year awards in Lagos last Friday noted that the mammoth challenges facing the country would gradually fizzle out with restructuring in place.
He said, “I agreed that the country needs good leaders as many have thought but leaders succeed in a good structure. I believe both leadership and structural challenges must be tackled.”
He explained that the government must not pretend that all is well with the current structure and begin to seek leaders who can work under the present structure and succeed.
The former vice president has been the advocate of restructuring since 1999 when he became the Nigeria number two.
He actually sold the idea to former President Olusegun Obasanjo but was never implemented. Obasanjo is against restructuring but has recently become a campaigner for a change in leadership.