Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome SAN says northern governors’ disapproval of the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has again brought to the fore the need to restructure the federation.
He said that in a restructured Nigeria, each regional government would have the power to what security arrangement is best for their region
Ozekhome stated this in reaction to a comment by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.
Lalong said that the region was against the scrapping of SARS because its operatives have helped in combating insecurity.
Reacting, Ozekhome said, “If the North says they want SARS, and the entire South-South, South-East and South-West say they don’t want, it is a reaffirmation of the urgent need for the restructuring of Nigeria that we have been talking about.
“It means that the requirement of one state or region are not exactly the same with others. This is the reaffirmation of the urgency of now and yesterday to urgently restructure Nigeria and allow each state and each geo-political zone to do things the way they deem fit.
“The South-West has started Amotekun, the South-East and South-South, as well as the Middle Belt, should start their own. This will not in any way means that Nigeria has balkanised. It simply means that like the United States of America, every state does its own thing its own way.”