A former lecturer on the College of South Florida, Montgomery County Group Faculty, USA, Prof. Adebanji Akintoye, has known as for state policing system, saying crises within the nation will proceed with out state police.
Talking at a discourse commemorating 70th anniversary of School of Arts, College of Ibadan, Prof. Akintoye stated the nation wanted a radical strategy to make it work once more.
The programme, held on the establishment’s Trenchard Corridor, had the theme: “The Nigerian Undertaking and Nationhood.”The professor identified that centralised police system is insufficient to care for the nation’s safety, therefore the necessity for decentralisation. He additionally canvassed restructuring, saying: “Restructuring is the way in which to go. Allow us to return to the way in which every area was growing in these days. We’ve to alter, if the nation is to maneuver ahead. Every unit of the nation has to develop in its personal manner and tempo. Let’s restructure.”
Prof. Akintoye, a Senator on the platform of Unity of Nigeria (UPN), stated the nation had potentials for greatness, however has sadly develop into rubbles, saying: “We refuse to know our nation. Nigeria shouldn’t be a nation. We’re a rustic of many countries or nationalities. We refused to just accept the truth of our existence.”
A former Head of Division of Political Science, College of Ibadan and former guide for Nigeria Defence Academy, Prof. O.B.C. Nwolise described the nation as a compelled amalgamation, which marked the start of the nation’s drawback.He lamented that Nigerian leaders have refused to construct a federation, however use faith to divide the nation, noting that these benefitting from the skewed federation don’t need restructuring.
“The nation has no imaginative and prescient, no technique, no blueprint. Even the Structure has no imaginative and prescient,” he stated.As manner out, Nwolise stated the nation wanted visionary management, fiscal federalism and useful resource management, state police, nation-building insurance policies and nationwide financial built-in insurance policies.
Social critic, Odia Ofeimun stated options to Nigeria’s issues may very well be present in Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s writings.
Former Secretary to Niger State Authorities, Prof. Mohammed Yahaya stated Nigeria should reap the benefits of its demographic benefit, by studying from nations which have made good use of their big populations.