- There is a renewed call for the restructuring of Nigeria
- Pastor Tunde Bakare is one of those who are making this call
- The outspoken pastor said if consistent pressure is mounted on the federal government, the dream of reforming the nation's constitution will be achieved
Famous Nigerian Christian cleric, Tunde Bakare, has revealed what must be done to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the fast actualisation of the restructuring of Nigeria.
Speaking on Arise TV on Monday, November 2, Pastor Bakare said that pressure should be mounted on the current administration for the leadership to hasten up to do the needful.
Bakare pointed out that restructuring Nigeria does not necessarily mean breaking up the country.
According to him, any constitution that cannot be reformed or in his words 'bent' must be broken for things to begin to work well in the country.
He called on the presidency to be more responsive to the cries and yearnings of Nigerians on critical national issues.
”We need to structure this nation very fast. This nation is bleeding from all spots.We must restructure.
"Pressure must be put on government to sit with the people on how to re-engineer this nation. A constitution that cannot be bent will be broken."
Meanwhile, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had backed founder and general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Adejare Adeboye on restructuring, saying Nigeria was becoming a failed state.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the NEF spokesperson, made the position of the forum known while speaking on a live television programme in Lagos on Tuesday, October 6.
According to him, it was high time Nigeria restructured to address the political loopholes and the grievances of some regions in the county.
The NEF's position came after notable socio-political groups in the country including Afenifere, Ohanaeze and others backed the RCCG founder on the expedient need to address the national grievances through restructuring.
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