The Chief of the Senate, Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), has defined the ongoing agitation for the restructuring of the federation as unnecessary, urging proponents of the concept to appreciate the feelings of other Nigerians.
Former Vice chairman Atiku Abubakar had in June this 12 months, endorsed the restructuring of us of a to make certain the development and boom of the federating units.
Other outstanding Nigerians that have supported it consists of former Secretary-Fashionable of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku; ex-Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa as well as the South West caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC).
Reacting to the clamour for restructuring of the us of a, Ndume posited that desirable management in any respect degrees of governance is needed to show the us of a round and now not restructuring.
To him, proponents of restructuring are missing the factor.
The lawmaker therefore advised them to admire the emotions of different Nigerians of their agitations by way of not imposing the idea on others.
His phrases: “The clamour for restructuring is that on account that we’re within the technology of democracy, the people have to be allowed to determine and not people. No person must claim monopoly of hobby of the people from his or her place via sitting down with few others and calling other zones pronouncing that Nigeria should restructure. No, I don’t help that.
“I help collective choices by Nigerians. We got here collectively no longer through pressure, now not by insult, but via negotiation. Even our colonial masters wanted to carve out a rustic known as Nigeria and out of 3 fundamental areas, north, western and Jap regions, there were series of meetings that brought about that.
“Pointedly, I suppose at this important level of nationhood and in view of the sizable demanding situations confronting the state, what is needed is ideal leadership at all degrees which I think, we’ve got, currently on the Centre for the required solutions to all the problems and not restructuring. however if the agitators nonetheless need to continue with their agitation, they ought to push it to the centre of country wide discourse in which collective choice can be taken on it by all Nigerians via their representatives and not simply individuals championing it”
He blamed the financial hassle being faced via Nigerians on the crash of the oil price on the international market and vandalisation of pipelines by using aggrieved militants in the Niger Delta.