Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar Speaks On Why He Supports Restructuring
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has attributed the rising tension and agitations in the country to the concentration of shared resources to a particular federating unit in the country.
Abubakar, who spoke yesterday at Nsukka during a public lecture organised by the Senior Staff Club of the University of Nigeria (UNN), stated that the rising tension and agitations in the country could be checked with a restructured polity that could meaningfully engage the people on productive activities.
According to him, the report of the 1995/96 Constitution Drafting Committee was not what was eventually released and foisted on the people of the country in 1999.
He stated further that Nigerians accepted the constitution because they were desirous of returning the country to democracy.
The former Vice President stressed that any serious government could initiate and conclude restructuring programmes that could impact meaningfully on Nigerians in six months, especially those that do not require constitutional amendment.