‘Nigeria needs political restructuring, not break-up’ – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is not overwhelmed by the security challenges in the country.

He stated this yesterday, while addressing a press conference in Lagos.

Mohammed said the country’s security personnel have been subjected to “mindless” attacks by gunmen to instill fear and create a sense of insecurity. “Any attack on our security men and women is an attack on the state and a declaration of war against the nation,” he said.

The minister said the federal government is working on a 10-point agenda to tackle the country’s security challenges.

According to him, one of the measures was “that there is an urgent need for political restructuring and not separation. The minister advocated that the Judiciary be de-centralised and reformed through Constitutional amendment to remove the unitary control of the superior courts.

He also urged that governments at all levels should ensure free, qualitative and compulsory primary education for all children of school age.

“While the government continues with these efforts to restore peace and security, I want to appeal to all of us to play our part in lowering the palpable tension in the polity as a result of the security challenges”, he emphasised.

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