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Current constitution can’t solve Nigeria’s problems –Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said that the current constitution Nigeria is using cannot solve the country’s problems.

He said that the provision of the constitution was disjointed, saying there was no fairness or justice.

George, who spoke during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, maintained that the insecurity in the country persisted because the number of Nigeria Police was not sufficient to guarantee safety of lives and property of the citizens.

He said, “There is no way the system of governance with this constitution we are running can resolve the problems of this nation. Take the security part of it. What is the total population of police? How can they effectively manage communities? It’s impossible. They need to revisit the constitution and approach the seriousness of having to establish state police in each state. That will complement the national police.

“The local police would be able to manage every community. They can speak their language. They know their culture, norms and values. So you can guarantee security of lives and property of those people.

“The constitution is the major drawback. Imagine Lagos State, the largest in terms of population in the country, has only 20 local governments. Ogun, which cannot be compared with Lagos in terms of population, also has 20 local governments. Is that justifiable?

“And Kano which is the second largest state in population has 44 local governments. Jigawa State, which was carved from Kano, has 26 local governments. And every month they draw money from the federal account. Where is justice and fairness?”

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