Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said there is nothing wrong with demands for the country’s restructuring, but maintains that the federal government is more important in getting rid of hunger and poverty.
On Sunday, when talking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Amaechi claimed this.
“If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring. But I’m saying it is not the most critical problem we have.
“The most critical problem we have is hunger and poverty, which is breeding insecurity,” he said.
Amaechi who was Rivers State governor between 2007 and 2015, also said creating jobs for the people will keep them away from crime.
“If you’re able to create employment, you create security.
“When you do not create a legitimate economy, the people will create for themselves an illegitimate economy and be able to feed themselves,” he added.