Restructuring Won’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Goodluck JonathanAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, January 22nd, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, says that the agitation for restructuring won’t solve the problems in the country.
Jonathan disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at the 18th Edition of Daily Trust Dialogue on restructuring in Abuja.
According to him, Nigerians should first of all restructure their mindset against nepotism, ethnic and religious differences that have polarised the existence of the country for a long time.
He said: “My conviction is that discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds because of the area they come from, the language they speak or their religious belief.
“Take a look at how local government elections are conducted at the state level. Why is it very difficult for an opposition to win a chairmanship or council seat in a state, despite the fact that the same party probably secured seats in the State Assembly and National Assembly elections, organised by a federal election management body.
“This shows that restructuring alone may not solve all the anomalies in the system.
“I believe that restructuring for a better nation is good but there are other fundamental issues we should also address. We cannot restructure in isolation without tackling the challenges that polarise our nation. These include nepotism, ethnic and religious differences as well as lack of patriotism.
“The issues of tribe and religion have continued to limit our unity and progress, as a nation.”
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