• June 18, 2021

Restructuring: We Will Not Be Stampeded – Presidency

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following call from sections of the country for a speedy restructuring of the country to prevent its disintegration, the Presidency says it will not be stampeded into action.

The Presidency made its stand on the matter public via a statement released by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will only work in line with constitutional provisions, not public opinion, in addressing structural and other challengs to the growth of the country and its citizens.

In Shehu’s words: “The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to do one thing or another or else, in their language, ‘the nation will break up,’” Shehu’s statement said.

“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.

“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”

Following the recent marking of the country’s golden jubilee anniversary, some prominent Nigerians had called on the federal government to immediately restructure the country to prevent its disintegration.

Agenda Watchdog

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