Nigeria must restructure its governance system or continue to drift, Anyaoku warns | The Guardian Nigeria News

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• Calls for brand new Constitution
• Says ‘our constitution in 1960s served us better’

As Nigeria officially celebrates its (May 29) Democracy Day on a new date (June 12), former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyoku, has reiterated the need for new Constitution to address the structural problems associated with governance and security. In this telephone interview with MARCEL MBAMALU, he calls for an overhaul of the current governance structure to reflect true federalism as was the case in the 1960s when the political economy fared much better than it currently does.

Considering that there were long years of agitations before the Federal Government could agree to move the official celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day from May 29 (the day the military handed over power to a civilian government in 1999 after a16-year interregnum), what promise does this June 12 new date hold for the country’s progress?

I would say June 12 is a more meaningful date…



Source: Guardian Newspaper