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AMORC urges Buhari to restructure Nigeria

By Saxone Akhaine, Northern Bureau Chief
13 June 2016   |   1:28 am
Members of the Rosicrucian Order also known as AMORC have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country and embark on national integration by instituting policies ...
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Members of the Rosicrucian Order also known as AMORC have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country and embark on national integration by instituting policies which will erase thoughts of alienation by interests and ethnic groups in the country.

The group, at a parley of its members in Kaduna at the weekend further urged the Federal Government to ensure it delivers its promises to address the country’s economic woes by the year 2017, while lamenting the hardship facing Nigerians presently.

The Grand Administrator and Director, Supreme Board of AMORC, Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, speaking on the theme: “National Integration for Global Peace” said: “Nigeria is presently facing serious diversity management issues arising from its multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic characteristics which have resulted in disturbing political and social differences.”

Lamenting the insurgent attacks in the country, he said: “It may seem that the perpetrators of violence are the only ones who relish the negative impact of its effects on the society, but this may not necessarily be true.”

Idiodi argued that: “If a large number of people are aggrieved by their personal circumstances, the society must attempt to properly address the underlying causes of these grievances.”

“The governing laws and institutions of a society are effectively a complex system by which individuals are meant to serve the needs of the society so that all its members enjoy a sense of belonging.”

He added: “We can then conclude that a society which experiences unleashing of terror on its law abiding citizens by other disillusioned members is suffering from a failure of the system in place. The system has failed to integrate all the elements necessary for it to achieve peaceful coexistence of the people it serves.”

Also, Secretary of the National Board of AMORC, Mr. Johnson Ikube and former Head of Department of Political Science and Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Professor Moses Tedheke, decried the way the government has handled issues of national integration in the past, saying this situation has continued to threaten national security and peace in Nigeria.

While urging President Buhari to restructure the nation’s polity, Ikube advised that Nigeria should return to a regional government structure from a country with six geopolitical zones to one with 12 geo-economic zones.”

Prof. Tedheke highlighted the reasons why Nigeria has not been able to integrate its population with a landmass, stressing that; “ this is because it is weakened terribly by primordial sentiments.”