Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Thursday, called for the shifting of power to the southern part of Nigeria in 2023.
Zulum made the call when he delivered a lecture on security and economic growth at a book launch by former Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Pererside with titled “Strategic Turnaround.”
The Governor also called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration.
He blamed poor handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in the early years and corruption of the government officials for the insecurity in the country.
According to him, the mistake made by Nigeria that has led to the banditry in the country is as a result of ignoring poor countries around the nation.
He claimed that “If Nigeria had emulated some European countries and empowered their poorer neighbours the situation would have been mitigated.”
He further noted that military interventions and even national restructuring cannot stop the crisis.
He called for strategic leadership and social re-orientation to end the insecurity in Nigeria.