Elder statesman and first republic minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has mentioned it’s only by way of peaceable protest by the lots that the management of the nation would enable its restructuring.
This was as former Governor of Akwa Ibom, Obong Victor Attah and National Leader of O’dua Peoples Congress (OPC), Abdulsalam Ambali, insisted that Nigeria has no different than to restructure.
According to Amechi, Nigerians should meet and renegotiate the idea of the union for there to be everlasting peace.
Speaking on the 20th anniversary lecture of the Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), in Enugu, yesterday, the nonagenarian mentioned elitist teams like Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Niger Delta and Middle Belt organisations together with Southern Nigeria Peoples Union can’t power or compel the powers that be to conform to restructuring.
“The pious resolutions of Ohanaeze/Afenifere and others are like whispering an recommendation to a deaf ear. Only motion, peaceable non-violent, non-provocative motion will power a come collectively of the leaders and politicians. Youths and folks of the current age give the impression that they’re indolent, lazy, cowardly, unpatriotic, unnationalistic and even mercenary.
“If the youths, students, organised labour, market men and women; religious leaders, professionals, civil liberty organisations, inter-state transporters, rise up and commence non-stop, non-violent, peaceful demonstration, by when they would have been on the road for one or two weeks, they would have drawn the attention of the world,” he said.
He then urged the youths to maneuver and safe their future, saying it had occurred in Egypt, and was presently being re-enacted in Hong Kong.
In his paper, “How to make Nigeria work” Obong Attah, demanded that Nigeria adopts true federalism, saying “our system of sharing is the problem”.
Attah, mentioned the answer of the nation lies in true federalism which ensures useful resource management and growth based mostly on sources obtainable to states.
The former Akwa Ibom governor faulted latest reviews that solely 4 states had been viable based mostly on their internally generated income. He mentioned if the revenues from these states that had been taken to Abuja for sharing had been left for them, they’d have been economical viable.
He additionally urged the youths to work with elders to realize their need for true federalism.