A Former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, has said that for Nigeria to grow and move forward, the federal system has to be restructured.
He described the current structure as poorly managed.
Jega stated this at the 4th public lecture of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi titled, “Restructuring the Nigerian Federation: Challenges and Prospects”.
According to him, restructuring is highly inevitable and the time to start is now.
Jega stated that the country had to be urgently reformed and repositioned to satisfy the expectations of Nigerians.
He stated that a federation should be based on the rule of law, justice, equity and equality of opportunity for all citizens, or it would be engulfed in perpetual instability and poor management of diversity.
“As a way out of the logjam, the country must come to terms with the challenges and prospects of restructuring. We need to come to terms with the fact that restructuring is necessary,” he said.
Jega also warned that the approach and mechanism deployed in pursuing the restructuring would be very vital in achieving the desired goal.