Federal Government Will Soon Address The Noise For Restructuring -Osinbajo
Federal Government will soon Address the noise for Restructuring that is currently been heard all over the four corners of the country
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that the federal government will soon come out with policies to address the call by Nigerians for the restructuring of the country. Osinbajo disclosed this at a book Lunch and presentation in Abuja. The book was titled: “Nigeria: The Restructuring Controversy,”
Osinbajo who spoke through his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, said:
“We are looking at all contributions made by Nigerians across the country. Very soon we will come out with policies to address the call for the restructuring of the country.
“We are watching and looking and taking notes. The beauty of Nigeria is that we don’t take up our guns to fight, we love to talk, we love to debate, a He recalled that even though tension was high during June 12 crisis, “Nigerians never took their guns to fight”.
“It is a beautiful thing that we are looking at the issue of restructuring, but what we are against is to rise up and take up guns against other persons.
“But what we can assure you is that we are all looking at the contributions being made across the country, whether, from the North, South-south, South-east, North-central, and South-west, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is taking notes of all the contributions.
“Very soon we are going to come out with policies that will take care of some of the issues around restructuring,” Osinbajo stated.
He cited Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria, and Iraq, as countries who have not recovered from attempts to secede.The acting president warned that the federal government would not fold its arms and allow anyone engage in acts capable of causing disaffection among the various ethnic groups in the country.
He went further:
“It is in our interest as a nation to continue to dialogue for the unity and peace of the country.
“Equity, fairness, and justice can only be achieved under a peaceful atmosphere. We must not do those things that will turn us against each other,” he cautioned.
Speaking as The chairman of the occasion, former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, represented by his erstwhile Minister of Information and Culture and current President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, agreed with Osinbajo.stating that:
“the various ethnic groups “has been bastardised and turned round into where you come from and not what you can give Nigeria”.
“That is why restructuring has become an inevitable sine qua non for the continuous being of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The reason we are in this jinx is that we found oil.
“But those who found oil and the formula for its allocation divided Nigeria into states that are dependent on oil and nothing else.
“When we found oil, we all forgot about production, we all forgot about agriculture, the government became about sharing oil wealth.
“Very soon, our oil will mean nothing if this structure persists. The essence of restructuring is to enthrone a new scheme of development, a scheme for the exploration of our human and natural resources,” he said.
The occasion was well attended.