Mimiko stresses need for restructuring as Precision Online celebrates 5yrs with glamour

Former Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Prof Femi Mimiko has stressed the  need for urgent restructuring of the country.

He said it was quite unfortunate that life has lost its value in Nigeria as some parts are now out of the hands of government officials.

Prof Mimiko spoke at the 5th Public lecture and Award presentation of Precision Online Newspapers held in Akure.

In his lecture titled: “Tottering on the brink of collapse: Is Restructuring the way out of Nigeria’s extant Crises”, Prof. Femi Mimiko said, “certain things needed to be done differently after now which include proper leadership recruitment, review of political structures that has made it impossible for those with genuine interest not to attain power’

According to him, the Nigerian state as presently constituted lacks the capability to deliver on set goals among other recommendations.

Speaking Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Dr. Bode Ayorinde while congratulating Adebumiti (the Precision Publisher) for deeming it fit to establish an online newspaper, stated that the online medium has one way or the other benefited the public.

“We are in the Era of Digital now, and Precision has proved himself worthy in dissemination of news, information which are authentic and not biased.

Speaking on the lecture, Ayorinde who noted that agitations to persuade the leaders in Nigeria to restructure will continue, said it was high time the nation reduced the weight at the centre and allow for true federalism where state are better empowered to function and contribute their quota to the development of the country.

The publisher, Precision Online Newspapers, Mr. Olusegun Hakeem Adebumiti while recounting the 5 years journey, said it has been tough but acknowledged that it has been worthwhile and that those singled out for honour were distinguished personalities that have made remarkable contributions to humanity.

Highlight of the event includes presentation of awards to prominent personalities among which are Hon. Faro, HRM Oba David Olajide, the Iresi of Osi, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the Commander, Ondo State Amotekun Corps and Alhaja Ceenat Titilayomi Anifowose, a retired principal, Akure Muslim College.

An aspirant for the vacant  house of representatives seat in Akure South/North, Babatunde Faro was also honoured at the event.