Friday, 27 April 2018

Restructuring, the best way to go forward in Nigeria— Peter Obi

THE former Governor of Anambra State, Mr.
Peter Obi has again added his voice to the call
for the restructuring of Nigeria. Presenting the
key note address with the theme: “the
Restructuring of Nigeria, a Critical Analysis” at
the 2018 Annual Law Week of the Nigerian Bar
Association, Owerri Branch, Obi said that since
the present structure was not working, the
need for restructuring was not only desirable
but somewhat imperative.
Ex-governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter
Obi
Debunking the belief that restructuring amounts
to dismemberment as some people erroneously
believe, Obi said that restructuring was just an
acknowledgement that what Nigeria runs today
was a failure and that when something failed,
an alternative should be sought.
Reviewing the state of the nation as a proof
that Nigeria is not working, Obi compared
Nigeria to other countries of the same
developmental strides in the 80s such as
China and South Korea and using facts and
figures, submitted that they have all fared
better than Nigeria in all indices of
development. He said that restructuring meant
looking for what those people did that lifted
them up and doing them as well.
Obi argued that Nigeria, for instance, had over
10 million out of school children, lost over 4
million jobs last year, with 16 million
unemployed graduates, had remained
incapable of generating enough power for
herself and was inexorably moving negatively
as could be seen through daily killings of
Nigerians and that the aggregate of all these
centripetal, divisive forces make restructuring
imperative.

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