Restructuring becoming new form of opposition – Presidential aide

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina Friday, said the ongoing call for the restructuring of Nigeria is now turning to another form of opposition.

The presidential spokesman was speaking at the 8th Annual Lecture Series organised by The Change We Need Nigeria Initiative, themed: Disintegration or Restructuring: Which way Nigeria?

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  • I had begun to get suspicious at times that is this call for restructuring another form of opposition? Why are people who have been in power for 16 years now the champions of restructuring?” 
  • Adesina noted that Nigeria has always been undergoing restructuring before and after independence. 
  • When we talk of restructuring, we don’t necessarily need to accompany it with disintegration.” 
  • He said the APC-led federal government is not opposed to restructuring but it is opposed to anything that causes disintegration.
  • We will get to where we are going on restructuring and Nigeria will remain one united indivisible entity.” 
  • The spokesperson of Afenifere Group, Yinka Odumakin, said, We must move away from a rental and indolent economy to a productive economy where every section of the country becomes a productive centre.” 
  • The convener of Change We Need Nigeria, Dr Cosmas Ilechukwu, called for convocation of a Constituent Assembly of the elected representatives of all the ethic nationalities in Nigeria to fashion terms of our union and governance structure that will administrate it.

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