Arewa Gives Conditions For Restructuring Of Nigeria

Arewa Gives Conditions For Restructuring Of Nigeria

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has demanded for clarity on the restructuring of Nigeria.

Maintaining that, the agitators of the restructuring of Nigeria should define the meaning of the concept in the present democratic setting.

This was contained in a statement released after its national executive council meeting on Wednesday in Kaduna, said the only acceptable restructuring, is one that will enhance unity, harmony and peace among Nigerians.

“ACF has observed with keen interest the current nationwide debate on the term, restructuring of the country, as being canvassed by some people, groups and even prominent citizens. The term, however, means different things to different people or groups.

“To some, it is true federalism, whatever that means. For others it is fiscal federalism, while some groups tout resource control, yet we have those for resource ownership.

“ACF notes with regret that those clamouring or demanding for the so-called restructuring are yet to define what they actually mean by the concept and its application in our present democratic setting. In most cases, the meaning depends on which section of the country or where the person advocating it comes from.

“It is, therefore, the considered view of the ACF that any acceptable restructuring meant to improve the unity, stability, harmony and peaceful coexistence of the country must be based on just, fair and equitable principles to all Nigerians that come with clarity of definition,” read the statement signed by Mohammed Biu, ACF publicity secretary.

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1 Comment

  1. The north have always being a clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress
    The north see Nigeria as a conquered territory where everyone has to accede to their whims or all hell would be let loose
    No thanks, however, to the silly ethnic rivalry among the highly educated southerners, particularly between the Igbo and Yoruba, which has over the years given undue political advantage to the mainly cattle rearing and professional beggar north

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