- The Afenifere group has condemned the statement made by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria
- The group said the governor is talking like an area boy
- Yinka Odumakin also said that the comment by the governor is an indication that he is one of those that do want want the country to be restructured
The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere has condemned the remarks by the governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai that those agitating for the restructuring of Nigeria are irresponsible and opportunists.
The spokesperson for the Yinka Odumakin said the statement by the governor is out of place.
Odumakin said the statement is a revelation of those who do not want Nigeria to be restructured.
He also maintained that the only way to end the growing agitation from different region of Nigeria is through restructuring.
The Afenifere said: “El-Rufai should tell us his own idea to correct the imbalance in the country because as far as we are concerned, the 2014 confab report is about the closest to the democratic representation of Nigeria."
“The confab consisted of representatives of all segments of the societies in Nigeria. But for somebody, who occupies a responsible office of a governor to be saying those who are talking about restructuring are irresponsible, it is very unfortunate.
“It is very sad for the governor to be talking like an area boy on the television. In Nigeria of today, we can now begin to take a census of those who are against restructuring – they are President Buhari, el-Rufai, Ango Abdullahi, Lai Mohammed and Tanko Yakassai.
“Aside from those people, everybody in Nigeria supports restructuring; that is the song everybody is playing all over the country as of today, whether we like it or not. Those who are against it are insignificant.’’
NAIJ.com had reported that the Kaduna state governor slammed all those agitating for a restructured Nigerian.
El-Rufai said that those calling for a restructured Nigeria are opportunists and irresponsible.
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He added that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had since its reign done more restructuring than the past government.
The governor said that all polices of the All Progressives Congress are focused on transparency and open door governance for the people.
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