- Chief Emeka Anyaoku, elder statesman and former commonwealth secretary general has called on federal government to resolve the national issues before it's too late
- Anyaoku said Nigeria is currently sleep-walking to a national disaster
- He however noted that restructuring will enable peace to reign in the country
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, elder statesman and former commonwealth secretary general said it is a pity that Nigeria was sleep-walking into disaster.
Anyaoku, said the what the country can do to solve its national issues is to work towards returning the country to the global standards, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that he made this known at the Akintola Williams Foundation (AWF) 2nd Annual Lecture with the theme: ''Re-establishing Nigeria’s Leadership Position in the World''.
According to him, ''No country can maintain a credible leadership position regionally or globally without a politically stable and sound socio-economic domestic background and so for any country to be able to exert credible influence and maintain a leadership position to be reckoned with anywhere, it must achieve a reasonable balance between its domestic and foreign policies.
''To achieve greater political stability and deserving socio economic development in the country, Nigeria must restructure its present governance as it where and must do so by returning to true federalism which our founding fathers negotiated and wisely agreed in the 1960, 1963 constitution to be the most suitable structure for stability and development of our multi ethnic and multi religious country.
''With the nature and structure of the ongoing agitations in several parts of the country, our present leadership, including especially the senate, which two weeks ago rejected the motion for devolution of powers.
''Our present leadership seems to be indifferent to the fact that Nigeria is currently sleep walking to a national disaster, restructuring will enable us create fewer and more viable federating units for economic development''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Anyaoku revealed the last thing ex-military dictator, Sani Abacha discussed with him on phone before he died.
Anyaoku said the late Head of State informed him he loved Nigeria dearly and was ready to lay his life down for the country.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of various Nigerians lamenting over the state of the nation: