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Only restructuring will save Nigeria from disintegrating

12 July 2016, 07:16

Lagos - Second Republic Politician, Chief Guy Ikokwu has thrown his support behind the ever increasing calls for a restructuring of Nigeria, saying that it is the only means to save the country from disintegration, Vanguard reports.

Ikokwu added that the tensions currently present in Nigeria was a sign to those who believe that restructuring isn't necessary, saying that it was the only way to achieve economic diversification and growth.

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"If Nigeria will have the courage to implement the national conference resolutions giving political and legislative powers to the six Geo-political zones and allowing zones to move according to their pace with the centre not as powerful as it is now, things will be better," Ikokwu said.

News24 Nigeria reported that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has faulted the various calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying it will not make any difference.

Osinbajo added that calling for restructuring of the country simply because the Federal Government was controlling a bigger portion of the resources might not be helpful or make a difference.

President Muhammadu Buhari meanwhile insisted that Nigeria's unity was not negotiable, saying that keeping Nigeria united as one entity is a task that must be done.

For more on this story, visit Vanguard.

- News24 Nigeria


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