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Elder statesman and former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has disclosed that he is not happy with the present state of Nigeria, stating that only restructuring can save Nigeria.
While speaking to correspondents over the weekend, the former governor revealed that he is sad that things have moved from bad to worse at the moment in the country recalling that there was a time in the past when the World Bank had pointed out that some parts of the country were growing faster than the rest of the world, economically.
Speaking on the security challenges currently bedeviling Nigeria, Ezeife declared his total support for the move by some state Governors and stake holders to form a regional security outfit to protect its people from terror.
‘I support the state governments setting up a regional security network. We supported them when they said it in the past and somehow they changed their minds. If they have come back to it, we are happy.
When asked about the eastern security Network spearheaded by the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Ezeife said; ‘Well, I do not want to talk about Eastern Security Network. There are some problems with it’.
The ex-governor’s wish, however, remains that the country goes back to the old pattern which he said worked then; and of course, regain its lost glory.
But that, he said, cannot work except the country is restructured, arguing that restructuring holds the key to Nigeria’s progress.
He pointed out that Federal Government’s seeming rigidity to the arguments for restructuring makes it appears opposed to Nigeria’s survival and progress.
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