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Elder statesman advocates unicameral legislature, conversion of lawmaking job to part-time




A name has been made for a change of the structure through which the presidential system of presidency shall be swapped with one that may assure a unicameral legislature on part-time foundation, decentralization of the policing system, elimination of domination and slicing down of electoral bills.


This name was made on Monday by an elder statesman and Secretary-Normal of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr. Kunle Olajide throughout a radio programme on in Osogbo.

Stating his motive for making the decision, Dr. Olajide famous that the current system of presidency operated within the nation had develop into so costly that politicians had been now not into politics to serve however to become profitable.

In his phrases, “politics shouldn’t be a enterprise enterprise however a service vocation. In Nigeria, it’s now a enterprise enterprise. 90 p.c of individuals in politics are there to become profitable. We now have businessmen in politics. Politics is one hundred pc industrial.

“The system is unfair and unjust. It should be dismantled and a individuals’s structure adopted.

“The structure should be discarded and a extra sensible one adopted. The political system can’t serve us properly once more. It’s higher for a politician to be elected the place they’re recognized.”

Whereas acknowledging that Nigeria is made up of various nationalities, he maintained {that a} actually federal structure will make every federating unit of the nation to discover and deploy its sources based on the potentials of the individuals, including that royalty shall be paid to the federal authorities.

He defined that he was not in assist of the current clamour for restructuring as a result of it was greater than state creation.

“Restructuring includes two main elements. The primary being that it evolves out of the structure. It additionally vests huge powers on our elected officers. The bane of Nigeria woes is our structure.

“Secondly, the structure offers us the political system. On this case, the presidential system of presidency.

“Restructuring is each monetary and political. My choice is for this nation to be correctly managed by patriotic and brave leaders.

Olajide harassed that Nigeria couldn’t obtain success with the current system as a result of the central authorities has been unresponsive to agitations that one thing needs to be accomplished to enhance the worsening state of affairs within the nation.

He noticed that Nigerians had been struggling immensely with a poverty price of 19% and an unemployment price of 33% whereas the federal government is insensitive and distant to their pains.

“All of the persons are saying is that they need a change within the structure the place the fact of the Nigerian state shall be made a precedence.”

DAILY POST recollects that throughout the weekend, because of elevated agitation for separation, a gaggle, Ilana Omo Oodua beneath the management of Professor Banji Akintoye, a former chief of the World Yoruba Congress, tried to carry a rally at Mapo Corridor, Ibadan.

The rally was stopped by the Nigeria Police, a transfer which made the group to shift the bottom of their rally to a different location inside the Oyo State capital.

Since then, different teams, particularly the Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere has come out publicly in assist of the transfer.

Elder statesman advocates unicameral legislature, conversion of lawmaking job to part-time

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