A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday, January 21, stated that restructuring alone can not solve Nigeria’s problems and cannot be done in isolation.
The former President called for the issues of nepotism, ethnic and religious bias to be addressed.
Jonathan made this clarification while speaking at a dialogue on restructuring in Abuja.
Jonathan noted that Nigerians must restructure their minds because the issues at the national level still exist at the state and local levels.
The immediate past President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, John Nwodo, while delivering his speech; said that Nigeria must restructure before the 2023 general elections.
According to him, “We must change the constitution of the country as the 1999 constitution was not produced by the majority of Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has warned against actions that could incite peace in the state.
According to the governor, no individual or group has the right to initiate forceful eviction of the Fulanis from Oyo State.
Makinde gave the warning in a statewide broadcast, on Wednesday, January 20.
This was in reaction to the ultimatum that was reportedly given to the Fulanis in the state by Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, a popular businessman and activist from the Oke Ogun axis of the state.
He warned that any erring person would be made to face the wrath of the law.
The governor also directed the chairmen of all local government council areas; as well as local council development areas in the state; to work in harmony with traditional rulers and also the security agencies in their councils; to ensure that peace is maintained.
Governor Makinde also explained that the common enemy of the people is not the Hausa/Fulani who is looking for pasture for his flock; nor the farmer who just wants to grow food to sell in the market to feed his family; but the hoodlums, cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers and bandits who infiltrated the society.
“The past few weeks’ events have made it imperative that I address issues; that have to do with the internal security of our dear state.
“Individuals who are not authorised are going around chasing people from their homes and causing mayhem. This assault on residents of Oyo State is not the way to further the Yoruba cause.”