Nigeria needs Restructuring to move forward - Orji Kalu


Dr Orji Uzor Kalu
Former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has joined the call for restructuring of Nigeria, stating that the country needs to be restructured in order to move forward.

Kalu, who was a guest at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) breakfast programme, “Good Morning Nigeria” monitored in Abuja, also called for a return to regional government.

“We need to go back to the regions; we need to come together and discuss how to go back to regional government in order to cut cost because the cost is too much. The people will rise one day and say no to whoever is the governor or local government chairman and say enough is enough,” Kalu said.

He recalled that recurrent expenditure had continued to be on the rise starting with 30 per cent during the 12-state structure; to 50 per cent when the nation had 21 states and said it eventually jumped to 70 per cent with the 36 states arrangement.

Kalu was categorical that no development would take place unless there is restructuring.

He also recommended a parliamentary system of government as according to him, the presidential system with its two chambers of parliament and other paraphernalia of power, is too expensive.

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