- Yemi Osinbajo has fired back at former vice president Atiku Abubakar
- Atiku had earlier stated that the vice president got it wrong on the issue of restructuring
- Osinbajo says the former vice president's concept of restructuring is unclear
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has replied ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar after the latter stated that Osinbajo got it wrong on the issue of restructuring.
The vice president responded to Atiku's statement on Tuesday, September 4, saying that the ex-vice president's argument on restructuring was unclear and mixed up with good governance and diversification of the economy, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Osinbajo said Atiku intended to score cheap political points by bringing up restructuring concept he was not conversant with.
He said: “I rejected the notion that geographical restructuring was a solution to our national problems. Geographical restructuring is either taking us back to regional governments or increasing the number of States that make up the Nigerian federation.
"As we all may recall, the 2014 national conference actually recommended the creation of 18 more states. And I argued that, with several states struggling or unable to pay salaries, any further tinkering with our geographical structure would not benefit us.
"Alhaji Atiku’s concept of restructuring is understandably vague, because he seeks to cover every aspect of human existence in that definition. He says it means a “cultural revolution”. Of course, he does not bother to unravel this concept.
"He says we need a structure that gives everyone an opportunity to work, a private sector driven economy. Yes, I agree. These are critical pillars of our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), including our ease of doing business programme.
"If, however, this is what he describes as restructuring, then it is clear that he has mixed up all the issues of good governance and diversification of the economy with the argument on restructuring."
Legit.ng previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that simple geographical restructuring was not Nigeria's problem.
He said that prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly were better ideas for Nigeria’s development challenges.
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