Contrary to the views of some governors in the North, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has rejected the country’s current federal structure, noting that the present system “is not the best and may not guarantee the future our people desire”.
As a matter of necessity, Ambode asked the federal government “to take required steps to activate the process for the restructuring of the present system with a view of adopting a proactive system that will guarantee the future the people’s desire”.
He expressed concern about the country’s governance structure at a parade the Lagos State Government organised at the Police College, Ikeja Sunday to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary.
The independence parade was attended by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, commanders of all military formations in the state and members of the State Executive Council among others.
Ambode had at the 57th annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) lamented the aberrations in the 1999 Constitution and said the legal framework would continue to stunt the country’s economic growth and inhibit capacity of the federating units to harness their potentials.