PARIS, JANUARY 11, 2016: (DGW) One of Buhari's top loyalist and former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has again faulted the barrages voices calling for the restructuring of Nigeria saying that such a move will not yield any dividend in the end.
He made the disclosure in an interview with Daily Sun newspapers where he covered a wide range of issues and challenges facing Nigeria.
The former Lagos Police boss reiterated the need for Biafra-secessionists to drop their agitations saying that those who agitate for a breakaway Biafra state may not be there if in the end, Biafra comes into existence.''
Below is an abridged version of the interview with Daily Sun:
And with all the agitations coming almost from all parts of the country, do you still stand on your position that there shouldn’t be any restructuring of the country?
You see, if we say we must restructure this country or divide it so to say, so that every component part should go, we may not be at peace for a very long time because we have intermarried and made friends from many places and many people are living in other places other than their places of origin. If we agree to restructuring, then we might have to say everybody should return back to his or her place and that may be the beginning of war amongst us. Those who are saying these are the same set of people who are agitating for states. They are agitating for states all because they want to lead in those states to steal money. Even those who are today crying for Biafra, they may not even be there if in the end, the Biafra comes into existence. I think God created Nigeria the way it is and I know that God does not make mistakes.
Almost two years into Buhari’s government, would you say he is on the right path of taking this country to the Promised land?
People are complaining that many who fought for him and those who campaigned for him have not been appointed into offices. You can also see that certain allegations are being made against some of his very close aides about corruption and the rest of them and this is very worrisome. So, if he had brought the right people to work with him, maybe he would have achieved better. Now, the situation in which we are is that he himself does not seem to trust any of his aides and one cannot succeed in such a situation. And the success of any leader in any given environment depends on the people surrounding him. If you bring people of questionable character around you, you cannot achieve anything because it is like you are building and they are destroying. And the thing is you have been encircled by these people and you have no contact with people outside to tell you exactly what is happening. And if anybody comes to see you, such a person must go through them. And if they like, they can block such people from seeing you. This is the problem we have. If I were in position, I would employ anybody from any part of the country and regardless of which area he comes from. Because this country is sick and we really need to do something to save it from total collapse.