A Senator in the Second Republic, Chief Cornelius Adebayo, has called for a comprehensive restructuring of the country to a true.
He said this was the only way Nigeria could effectively solve its economic challenge.
He said this in Lagos at a book reading event to celebrate Ambassador Humphrey Orijako on his book titled, “Nigeria: The forsaken road to nationhood and development”.
Adebayo noted that everything worked fine when Nigeria was a true federal state.
“But since Nigeria became a unitary state, it has not functioned well and has being moving dangerously close to the precipice of a failed nation,” he said.
He warned that the alternatives to restructuring might produce unintended injuries to the continued existence of Nigeria.
According to him, restructuring should not bring fear. He warned on the consequences of refusing to restructure.
He noted that steps must be taken to address the fundamental concerns of Nigerians who were allegedly marginalised in the scheme of things.
He, therefore, called on the citizenry to emulate the author, saying the book has come at the right time.
The author noted that the present system of governance would lead neither to the much obsessed national unity nor the desired economic growth and equitably shared prosperity.
He said it was only a true federal system that could lead Nigeria to a stable, strong, united and prosperous nation.
This, he said, were some of the issues addressed in the book, urging leaders to rule in honesty and do what would be of benefit to the citizenry. The Nation