Call for Restructuring: ‘Unwarranted and unpatriotic’ —Presidency

Nigeria’s Presidency has on Sunday night described the calls by people from various quarters of the country as unwarranted and unpatriotic.

This response was issued in a statement made availabel to the public by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The most recent of such calls was the one made by  General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who, along side many other prominent members of the society called on the Federal Government, led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to take the issue of restructuring seriously so as to save the country from an imminent breakup.

Pastor E.A Adeboye made this plea during a symposium attended by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; former Governor of Cross River State and former presidential aspirant, Donald Duke and a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, during which he warned that it was either the country restructured as soon as possible or it broke up. “You don’t have to be a prophet to know that one,” he added.

However, Shehu described such calls as “recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country.”

He described such calls as unpatriotic outbursts that have unwarranted and been helpful adding that the government will not succumb to such threats.

He also added that the government will not take any decision that will not be in the interest of the majority of Nigerians.

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