Those advocating restructing are wasting their time, Buhari will do nothing – Retired colonel


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A former Director, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Col Kunle Togun (retd.) has said that the Buhari administration would not restructure the country.

He urged those advocating for restructuring of the country to stop wasting their time.

According to him, the present administration appears not to have any plans to restructure the country despite restructuring being one of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)’s campaign promises.

The former Deputy Director of State Security Service (SSS) stated this while reacting to security, political and socio-economic challenges plaguing the nation.

“Those shouting restructuring know very well that the present government will not do anything about it.

“They won’t do anything about restructuring; so those advocating restructuring are just wasting their time.

“Yes, they used it to campaign; agitation for restructuring did not start today. It was there during the administration of Jonathan.

“If this government wants to fulfil its campaign promise on restructuring, we would have seen the signs that they are interested in restructuring. But this government is not ready for restructuring.” Togun stated.

In the same vein, the retired colonel berated those blaming insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other crimes on unemployment.

“Is it unemployment that is making people to go to farms and kill people there? Is it unemployment that make terrorists to kill people and come out to own up?

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“Some of these people killing and kidnapping people are not even Nigerians. They were invited to come to Nigeria. ]

“When people are invited to come and invade people’s land and inheritance, will you say unemployment is responsible for that?

“Those behind these things know what they are doing. Was there no unemployment during (former President Olusegun) Obasanjo’s time? Was there no unemployment during (ex-President Goodluck) Jonathan’s time?

“Can anyone say insecurity was this high when those two former presidents were in power? I agree unemployment is one of the factors of insecurity, but the present situation in the country is not caused by unemployment.

“This is a planned thing and it is being executed. Therefore, it has nothing to do with unemployment or bad road.

“Nigeria is not secured and everybody knows those who are behind it. Journalists should ask those who brought insecurity what their motive is,” Togun added.

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