- Pastor Adeboye has advised the federal government to restructure Nigeria to prevent a break-up
- The lead pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said the country must be restructured as soon as possible
- Adeboye advocated for a unique system of government for the country
The lead pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye has warned the federal government that Nigeria may break up if the country is not restructured.
Adeboye gave the warning on Saturday, October 3, at a symposium to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration, according to The Cable.
He told his audience that the federal government must find a lasting solution to secession agitations and its economic challenges by restructuring the country.
According to the cleric, the restructuring must be done as soon as possible to prevent a breakup of the various socio-ethnic components that make up Nigeria.
He advocated for a system of government that is 100% Nigerian and unique to citizens of the country.
“Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure or we break up.
“Now, we don’t want to break up, God forbid. In restructuring, why don’t we have a Nigerian kind of democracy? At the federal level, why don’t we have a President and a Prime Minister?"
Another newspaper, Sahara reporters disclosed that the pastor also noted that the place of traditional rulers must be recognised and restored in governance.
Meanwhile, the Yoruba Summit Group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prioritise the agitation for restructuring by Nigerians.
In a communique issued after a meeting on Saturday, July 25, the group said President Buhari must restructure Nigeria fiscally and structurally before the 2023 general election in the interest of national peace and unity, ThisDay reported.
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