Senate President, Ahmed Lawan says security challenges in the country can be attributed to the absence of a functional local government system.
According to him, while the nation’s leaders seek solutions to the nation’s security crisis, the Local Government system should not be neglected.
Lawan said this while addressing newsmen in an interview after the Eid-Mubarak prayers.
He explained further that the lack of independence potentially hinders solutions as well as efforts by the Federal and state governments towards addressing the nation’s security challenge.
The Speaker said he believes that those who have supported the call for secession might be misguided and do not mean well for the country.
While reacting to the calls for restructuring, he maintained that there might be genuine agitations but explicitly states that elected leaders and state governors should particularly not champion the movement for restructuring without first replicating the idea at the state level.