Buhari’s Independence Day Speech Was Empty, Says Edwin Clark

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An elder statesman, Edwin Clark says President Muhammadu Buhari speech on Independence Day was empty.

He said there was nothing in the speech he had not heard before.

Elder Clark said restructuring is the way Nigeria can address its challenges and move forward.

Buhari's Independence Day Speech Was Empty, Says Edwin Clark
Edwin Clark

Clark, 87 disclosed this on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.

“Without restructuring, no meaningful progress will be achieved in this country,” he said in reaction to the Independence Day speech by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He stressed that Nigerians have lived together for the past 59 years, adding that the nation still need to come together to address a lot of issues.

The Niger Delta elder said the government needs to secure lives and properties of her citizens.

Clark also faulted the alleged defeating of the war against Boko Haram insurgency, adding that the insurgents have not been decimated.

He said the crisis of herdsmen have increased the insecurity in the northern and southern part of the country.

“Not a single herdsman has been captured. They are moving around everywhere – both in the North and South and with the problem of insecurity in the North-West, things are not okay,” he said.

The elder statesman added, “We must put politics aside, as for the security of this country; the Federal Government cannot do it alone.

“That is why many of us are suggesting that we should have a security round-table talk. The problem in Nigeria today is not in the North alone, it’s a national problem which requires everybody to talk about it.”

He called on the government to address poverty, out of school children and unemployment.

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