Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday faulted the stance of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on restructuring of Nigeria.
The Wazirin Adamawa insisted that Nigeria needs restructuring to boost its economy.
Recall that Osinbajo had stated that Nigeria’s problem was not restructuring but the management of her resources.
Fielding questions from a cross-section of Nigerians at a town hall meeting in Minnesota, the United States of America, US, Osinbajo had said, “The problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographical restructuring. It is about managing resources properly and providing for the people properly, that is what it is all about.”
However, Abubakar stressed that restructuring would foster the spirit of co-operation and consensus in a nation of diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and religions.
In a series of tweets, Abubakar wrote: “I strongly believe that the restructuring of Nigeria will foster the spirit of co-operation and consensus in a nation of diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and religions.
“It is desirable, in fact, you may even say it is required to establish, nurture and sustain a strong and effective democratic government.
“Restructuring is not just about the devolution of powers to the states, it is about transforming the respective roles of the federal, state and local governments to perform more efficiently in matters of territorial as well as economic governance.”