- The call for the restructuring of Nigeria has been condemned by members of the Patriotic Elders Council
- The council said the clamour for restructuring cannot be at the detriment of Nigeria's unity
- Members of the council further urged Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its effort to steer Nigeria towards the right path
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The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has warned that the clamour for restructuring of Nigeria in some quarters should not serve as basis for threatening the country’s unity.
Reacting to a recent call for restructuring by the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the council said although restructuring in itself is not a bad thing, however, bringing such an issue up at a time the nation is being re-engineered for the better is counter-productive.
In its statement signed by PEC's national chairman and secretary-general, Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Simon Shango respectively, the council urged Nigerian clerics to pray for Nigeria and speak against the evil of corruption and other vices plaguing the country.
The council said:
“Though restructuring in itself is not a bad thing as every institution or corporate body tries to take stock of its features from time to time to see where there's the need for adjustment, but bringing such an issue up at a time the nation is being re-engineered for the better is counter-productive."
The council said that it is left for the National Assembly to legislate on any matter that requires national attention as Nigeria does not have to resort to primordial fault lines to find solutions to its problems.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Pastor Adeboye while speaking at a symposium to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration called for a restructuring of the country.
The man of God said that Nigeria's breakup is imminent if the country is not restructured as a matter of urgency.
However, responding to Adeboye, the presidency insisted that the administration would not succumb to threats and intimidation to make a hurried decision over the matter that has continued to generate controversies.
The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to seek solutions and required constitutional processes that would help in curbing the challenges faced by the nation.
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