Agbaje, Igbo political elite call for restructuring of Nigeria
The Ndigbo group alongside governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, canvassed for restructuring for a better Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikiwe’s 114th posthumous birthday celebration.
Agbaje, who spoke as a guest speaker at the event, reacted to secessionist agitations hitting the country. He emphasized that restructuring is pivotal to the general well being, development and stability of every nation, including Nigeria.
According to him, rather than calling for the nations disintegration, Nigerians should pray and unite for good governance while the government should promote equity, social justice and create an egalitarian society. This, he said is because without restructuring, there can be no democratic society
“Nigeria is a good country, pray for it, it cannot be divided, it will not split. That we are united is a prestige, it would be more beneficial when we are united than when we disintegrate,” he said.
Corroborating his statement, the Eze Ndi Igbo in Lagos, Nwabueze Ohazulike however, argued that restructuring in the face of corruption without good governance would yield little or no results.
He said that the call for restructuring should not be misconstrued to be what would affect the unity of the country.
“Restructuring will open up opportunities and new ideas because Nigeria is too large with so many tribes, traditions and cultures, to be governed under this present arrangement. Our founding fathers realized these problems and this is the reason why they deliberately fashioned a constitution, which allowed each section of the country to develop at its own rate,’’ he counseled while stressing the need for good governance.
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