The leader of the Oodua people congress, Gani Adams, has joined eminent Nigerians in the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.
Also Adams, added his voice to the call for restructuring also suggested the adoption of (Mutual Understanding and Compromise) to make Nigeria’s democracy workable.
He released this statement, at the third Europe summit of Yoruba natives indiaspora, the Odua Progressive Union ‘OPU’, which took place in Sweden.
A communiqué was issued by its Europe co-ordinator, Victor Adewale, OPU said the immediate restructuring of Nigeria will ensure development and rescue the country from imminent crash.
The group, “Supports the call for restructuring and devolution of power” and that, Nigeria be structured via regional line”
The communiqué state, “It is an understatement that Nigeria is a failed nation. There is urgent need for all stake holders to come together and determine the future. The numerious issues confronting the nation and agitations from various interests should be promptly addressed.
” The position of European Union of OPU is clear; we throw our weight behind those who clamour for regional integration so that Nigeria will be restructured using the six geo political zones as a model. Devolution of power to regions should also be the song on our lips now.
Insisting that OPU has role to play in reshaping the country.
Adewale said the group is “mindful of what is expected of us despite the fact that we are outside the country. For now we don’t have voting rights, but our voice, position and recommendations can influence what is happening at home. ”
OPU commended its sister body, OPC for collaborating with Nigeria Police Force to flush the dreaded Badoo cultist group out of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
Speaking at the event Adams said,” It is a thing of joy for me to bear witness today, tremendous progress that OPU as a body has witnessed globally as it now operates effectively in 78 countries of the world.
” But as we celebrate here, it is unfortunate that we cannot do same in country Nigeria where things have seriously retrogressed. However, all hands must be on deck to save country.
” There is no gain saying that Nigeria has what it takes to be a welfare state with human natural endowments. But she must take a cue from Sweden and adopt the main ingredients of the Swedish polity where mutual understanding and compromise reign.
” It is my believe that if only we had been able to factor and accomodate these two ingredients into our governance, there wouldn’t have been no basis for the ear itching calls for the break up of Nigeria we are witnessing at the moment”.