- President Buhari has been urged not to ignore the call for Nigeria's restructuring
- The appeal was made by Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu
- Going further, she urged the Nigerian government to look at the frameworks upon which the country exists
As some Nigerians continue to agitate for the restructuring of the country, a leading member of the society has waded into the call.
According to Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, it is necessary for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to ignore calls for the restructuring of the nation.
Dosumu disclosed this while speaking on a programme of the African Independent Television (AIT), on Monday, October 5.
“I would like to advise the government not to ignore those voices because these are people that lead several millions of Nigerians and they must have had some input into what they said."
According to her, there is a need for the government to take more drastic measures on the continued coexistence of the nation. She also urged the FG to look at the frameworks upon which the country exists.
“Nigerians believe that the time has come to revisit the frameworks that administration is basing upon in Nigeria, the legal framework, the constitution. The time has come to revisit those issues and we all know that all is not well.
“So, perhaps the time has come for the Nigerian people to stake their claim on the Nigerian space and to say exactly what they want. And I would like to caution that the voices that are quite strident and calling for drastic measures, ways forward including dismemberment, those voices are getting louder by the day and the voices of those who feel that perhaps we haven’t exhausted the dialogue route are gradually getting drowned out.
“So, time is of the essence; we need to move quickly and do something. The insecurity and genocide that is going on in different parts of the country are causes of concern and I don’t think anyone, old or young, would like to see this continue.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the senior pastor and founder of Daystar Christian Centre Sam Adeyemi chided the presidency for its recent press statement threatening prominent Nigerians who have warned that Nigeria may soon break-up.
Adeyemi, 53, one of the most respected and popular Pentecostal Christian leaders in Nigeria, was reacting to a statement signed by Garba Shehu warning that the Buhari administration won't succumb to such utterances.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Wednesday, September 30, warned that the country is at the verge of collapsing.
The CBCN in an address to mark Nigeria's 60th independence anniversary wondered how Nigerians can conveniently celebrate the occasion amidst huge borrowings with colossal interest to be paid back.
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