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State Policing and Restructuring: Obasanjo did nothing when he had the chance – Femi Adesina

State Policing and Restructuring: Obasanjo did nothing when he had the opportunity - Adesina

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of doing nothing about restructuring and safety structure of the nation throughout his tenure.

Obasanjo had stated that creation of state police can be a greater option than group policing, following the widespread insecurity throughout the nation. The previous President made the suggestion when the management of the National Association of Ex-local authorities chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta on Wednesday April 19.

However reacting to this in an interview on Channels Tv, Adesina who admitted that Obasanjo has a right to carry a distinct opinion from what he held up to now, maintained that he (Obasanjo) had the chance to restructure the safety structure of the nation however did nothing.

The presidential spokesperson stated;

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has a right to carry a distinct opinion from what he held up to now however I recall that underneath him, restructuring of the federation was a key challenge that Afenifere fought for, after which there was the problem of state police which additionally resonated loudly beneath him but he didn’t do something in eight years. Like I stated, he has a proper to alter his thoughts now however it doesn’t change the truth that he had the chance to do one thing about it and didn’t”.

When requested of the foremost impediment of President Buhari’s execution of the restructuring, Adesina defined that the manager is not the custodian of political will.

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