- President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo have expressed happiness over former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's declaration of support for restructuring of the country
- Atiku said the restructuring is about changing current federal structure
- He said that once restructuring dream is achieved the country as a whole will become paradise
President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders have reacted to the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s statement saying that the restructuring was not a magic bullet that would solve all the needs of the country.
The Igbo leaders were however happy following the Atiku’s declaration of support for restructuring of the country.
Atiku said that some people misunderstand the “issue of Resource Control” to mean restructuring.
The former vice president said that “Listening to some people, even those who seek to dismember the country, you would think that once their dream is achieved their part of the country or the country as a whole will become paradise.’’
“restructuring means making changes to our current federal structure so it comes closer to what our founding fathers established, in response to the very issues and challenges that led them to opt for a less centralised system.''
The Igbo leaders expressed their happiness at the Atiku’s lecture where he berated both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other Nigerian progressives for opposing restructuring.
Among those who attended the lecture at the Princess Alexandre Hall, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, were two former governors of Akwa Ibom and Enugu States, Obong Victor Attah and Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo respectively, former Minister of State for External Affairs, Chief Dubem Onyia, former Minister of Labour, Musa Gwadabe,.
Others were Education Ministry, Esther Obaji as well as the representative of the Deputy Senate President and Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Enugu State, Chief Alex Ogbonna, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the UNN, Prof Charles Igwe, who represented his boss, Prof Benjamin Ozumba.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that an Islamic non-governmental organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), condemned the restructuring committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for not including Igbo leader.
Reports had it that the APC at its fifth regular joint National Working Committee (NWC) held on Wednesday, July 19, to set up the committee to articulate the party’s position on the issue.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of the issue of whether or not to restructure Nigeria has been on the lips of many Nigerians: