President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in his new message said Nigeria’s challenges are beyond calls for restructuring as demanded in some quarters.
“When all the aggregates of nationwide opinions are considered, my firm view is that our problems are more to do with process than structure,” the president said.
“No human law or edifice is perfect,” Buhari insisted in his new Nigeria message to Nigerians which lasted for almost 20 minutes.
The president said Nigeria should continue to operate its current presidential system, but welcomed ideas on how to make it less permeable to extravagance, waste and corruption largely.
“There is a strong case for a closer look at the cost of government and for the public services long used to extravagance, waste and corruption to change for the better.
“I assure you that government is ever receptive to ideas which will improve governance and contribute to the country’s peace and stability,” he said in the address, which is his first to the nation since August 21, 2017 when he returned from his medical vacation in London.
The president urged Nigerians to be patient with the current presidential system and allow it to evolve until it becomes suitable enough to accommodate the country’s peculiarities.