Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country in the interest of all Nigerians.
The governor said this on Friday during a media chat at the Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital.
According to him, restructuring the nation would put Nigeria on the path of sustainable development.
His words: “As I mentioned in the course of my meeting with him (President Buhari), I believe, the president should show the same poise and patriotism on the issue of restructuring and showing presidential leadership and direction as he has done on the issue of June 12.
“He should do same on restructuring which is far more fundamental to Nigeria , to make it a nation that can last for a long time which will go down in history that there was a president who had the courage to act.”
He reminded the federal government that a balanced federation was in everybody’s interest, but asked the proponents of restructuring to work for the buy-in of the north.
“Every part of Nigeria can benefit from it. If it’s wanton killings going on in the country, the solution is restructuring. We need to have states that are able to protect themselves.
“Not some officers sitting in Abuja who do not know the peculiar circumstances in the states. We are talking about right to control resources subject to taxation by the federal government.”