Senator Magnus Abe
Dec 29, 2011 – Nigeria Must Be Restructured Now- Senator Magnus Abe
Senator Magnus Abe has said the only way to tackle the Boko Haram menace is to urgently restructure the country.
He spoke on Tuesday at an interactive session with youths. naijagists.com
“Nigeria faces great challenges today. No one person has the magic wand to solve the nation’s problems. President Jonathan is not the cause of the problems, which he inherited. The problems have been in the country for many years.
“Defective federation is Nigeria’s problem. Some people and states are benefiting from the nation, without contributing anything. We need to restructure Nigeria. If we do not, the consequences will be horrendous.
“I am a member of the security committee of the Senate and opportune to be briefed by security agencies. Some of the security challenges built up over time, sustained by different interests and vary from regions, while the solutions are different.
“We have the Boko Haram challenge because the nation cannot manage the people, who have nothing to do. Emphasis must be placed on justice, equity and fairness in Nigeria, with tribalism and religious bigotry avoided. If you do not tackle security, every other thing becomes a waste.”