Without restructuring, Nigeria will fizzle out, say participants at political dialogue
Participants at a national political dialogue on the constitutional future of Nigeria, in Abuja, yesterday, unanimously called for restructuring of the country.
The National Consultative Front (NCFront), in collaboration with the Nigeria Political Summit Group, (NPSG), held the Emergency Political Reforms Dialogue on the Constitutional Future of Nigeria at Yaradua Centre in Abuja.
Speakers at the event, including the chairman of the organising committee, Prof. Pat Utomi, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Atta, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Supo Ayokunle, warned of the danger of not allowing rebranding of the nation.
In his presentation, Ayokunle said: “We need rebranding. If you don’t rebrand or restructure, you will fizzle out.”
Companies and organisations rebrand to fit into modern society.
“Nokia thought they would dominate forever. But others came, like Samsung, and all these android phones. Later, we saw IPhones, and people moved away just like that.
“Today, Nokia has been sold out to other companies because they failed to rebrand. If Nigeria fails to rebrand, Nigeria will fail to exist.
“It is a matter of time because in this modern society, no set of people in Nigeria want to play second fiddle. But if we would not allow people to go away, people will go away by force because you cannot force me to belong to where I don’t have anything at stake.
“This is why we are saying that all of us, we need one another. Let there be inclusion for every region in Nigeria. This is the way for us to move forward.”