OrderPaperToday – The Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun) on Wednesday stated that defaults in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is responsible for the violence and crises in Zamfara State.
His contribution stemmed from a point of order moved by Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara) on the need to create intervention funds in 2019 appropriation to take care of humanitarian crises in Zamfara state caused by armed bandits.
Reports of consistent killing of Nigerians in the state without adequate resolution from the government has caused outrage in the public domain of recent.
Reacting to the motion, Adeyeye said: “The truth is whatever a man sows, so he will reap. The Constitution cannot give us peace and security. The official name of this country is the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but we do not operate under a true federalist system.”
According to him, his colleagues for failed to federalize the police system because they lack courage.
“We failed to federalize the police system in this Senate because we lack the courage and tenacity to start what is making other nations work.
”Every crime is local and the solution to every crime is local. We must revisit the revenue formula in order to ensure that we give more funding to the state”. He added.