POLITICAL leaders and academicians who attended the 18th Annual Convention of the Igbo Youth Movement in Enugu on Thursday, 19th January 2017, make fresh cases for Nigeria’s restructuring
Second Republic governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has once again advocated for Nigeria to return to regional structure in order to foster unity and development of the country. Musa gave the advice at the 18th Annual Convention of the Igbo Youth Movement which held on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Enugu.
In a paper presented at the convention, Alhaji Musa said “As presently constituted, the states are virtually unviable entities which are incapable of continuing to exist as viable constituent units of a true federal structure.
“Secondly, reverting to, say, a six regional structure would reduce the competitive pressure for power at the centre and redirect more attention to regional political competencies.”
Foremost physicist, Prof. Felix Oragwu, who was Guest Speaker at the event, explained why Nigeria must be restructured into six regions. He stated.only a revert or early return to the 1963 Constitution would bring an end to the ongoing agitations in the land.
Former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nduka Eya, also stated.that only an urgent restructuring of Nigeria into six regions would save the country.
Head of Department, Political Science of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Obasi Igwe, pleaded with Nigeria to come together to discuss the structural problems bedeviling Nigeria. He insisted that only an early restructuring would save Nigeria.
Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in his speech stated.Nigerians are the ones who will restructure Nigeria in order to save Nigeria. He condemned the attempt to use the local government as a permanent feature of our polity. He stated.each region should create how many local governments they need.
Prominent historian, Prof. Banji Akintoye, advised Igbo youths to come together and partner with youths from other zones in order to pass the message across, that only a restructured Nigeria will make Nigeria great. He posited that the current unitary structure will never take us to the promise land, and pleaded with people in power to kindly restructure Nigeria along the line of regional autonomy in order to save Nigeria.
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