Fayemi Says Nigeria Should Embrace Restructuring Before It Is Too Late.
Governor Kayode Fayemi has stated that the political and administrative systems of the country must be restructured as quickly as possible before it is too late.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, speaking at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs’ 60th Distinguished Lecture in Victoria Island, Lagos, said that reshaping through national dialogue will allow for greater devolution and transfer of power.
Fayemi also stated that restructuring will aid in the resolution of agitation issues. He stated,
As he puts it;
“Nigeria must as a matter of urgency undertake the following steps for a better world:
“Embrace political restructuring through a national dialogue process before it is too late. The discontent and agitations that are being felt in parts of the country are symptomatic of structural challenges that can be discussed and amicably agreed upon when all constituent units of the Federation come together to discuss and agree on what the Nigeria of their dreams means.
“Addressing the national question will only ensure that we are on a path to greatness and will generate the sense of unity of purpose required for us to attain our best potential;
“Undertake concerted efforts towards revamping structures and instruments of our foreign policy. Here, I refer to modernizing and adequately funding the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our Missions abroad, as well as institutions such as the NIIA, NIPSS and IPCR. Ensuring that our most gifted hands are recruited into our Foreign Service and related institutions will only result in a better-informed foreign policy machinery.”