Senate President Ahmad Lawan says elected officials should not be amongst those calling for the restructuring of the country.
Lawan cautioned States’ Governors and other elected leaders while fielding questions from the State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.
He said he was not opposing those calling for restructuring but elected officials must not be among those advocating for it.
However, the senate president said state governors must ensure that they restructure their respective states first before calling for restructuring at the federal level.
He said: “But I want to advise here, I believe that as leaders those of us who were elected must not be at the forefront of calling for this kind of thing because even if you are a governor you are supposed to be working hard in your state to ensure that this restructuring you are calling for at the federal level you have done it in your state as well.
“This is because what you may accuse the federal government of whatever it is, you may also be accused of the same thing in your state.
“So, we are supposed to ensure that we have a complete and total way of ensuring that our systems at the federal, state and even local government work for the people, and that we allow people to participate in governance so that whoever feels that he has something to offer to make Nigeria better does so freely without any hindrance.’’