How restructuring can be achieved – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that only the national assembly can effect restructuring.

He said this on Monday while appearing on a Nigeria Television Authority programme.

The minister said that the issue has many sides and the focal point must be constitution amendment.

“Restructuring means different thing to different people and that is why we have the debate that is going on now to collate the various ideas of Nigerians as to what restructuring means in order to know what exactly to do”, he said.

“To some, restructuring means going back to the former three of four regions, to some it means creation of additional states as was proposed in the 2014 Confab

“To some, restructuring means resource control, to some it means devolution of more power to states while to some it means state police

“Let us collate and aggregate what Nigerians mean by restructuring and of course we still need to go back to National Assembly if we want to effect any change in the constitution”.

Mohammed added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should not be blamed for the infrastructural deficit in the country.

He pointed out that the government was working on the 220-kilometre Enugu to Port Harbour express way as well as other major road networks in the South East.

He said that work was ongoing on the Kano to Maiduguri road and the Lagos Ibadan express way to mention but a few.