- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the present administration's stance on the restructuring of Nigeria
- He said the President Buhari-led administration is in support of restructuring
- According to Osinbajo, this administration would throw its weight behind anything that would benefit the Nigerian populace
The vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the present administration is in support of restructuring which is being championed by many Nigerians.
Osinbajo said the administration is in support of anything that would benefit the Nigerian populace.
Speaking while addressing traditional rulers from Ekiti state at the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, on Wednesday, June 20, Osinbajo said Nigeria needed peace more than any other thing at this time.
In a statement released by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president, Osinbajo, berated those who he said derived satisfaction in ethnic and religious politics in order to divide the country.
Osinbajo said: “I want to say that this country is strongest, this country is best when we are one, when we are united. It is a united country that can make a difference. We are fully in support of any form of restructuring that will benefit the people of our country.
“That is why, for example, the President just signed this into law, a bill which enables Houses of Assembly to be autonomous; so that their finances are autonomous. This is some form of devolution of powers.
“We are also keenly supportive of anything that gives a measure of independence for states so that the states can realise their own potential and do very well for themselves in every way. The President is keenly supportive of all of those things. So, for us, unity is important, peace is important."
Osinbajo noted that there was nothing politicians would not say especially as the nation approaches elections.
The vice president added that the present administration was committed to keeping the nation as one and ensuring that no life was lost during electioneering.
“As we approach the elections, people say all sorts of things even in order to win elections, in order to gain ascendancy. There is nothing they cannot say or do; there is no type of statement that cannot be made.
“But we believe very strongly that keeping our country together, keeping our people as one, and ensuring that no life is lost in the process of the elections is so important to us," Osinbajo said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Osinbajo had said the federal government will soon address calls for restructuring.
The vice president said said the federal government was aware of debate for the restructuring of the country by Nigerians.
He also noted that issues about the debate would be addressed by the present administration at the appropriate time.
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