Restructuring: Former Vice President Atiku Abubakr Blasts APC, Says Setting Up A Committee Is Needless!
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said that the restructuring committee set up by the All Progressive Congress, APC, was needless. On his twitter handle, Atiku said: “I favor restructuring because I am proudly Nigerian and favor a united Nigeria that offers every man, woman, and child a brighter future where each and everyone has a chance to build and share in this great nation’s potential.
“The restructuring I want to see happen is changing the structure of our country to take power from the elite and give it back to whom it belongs to, the people. “It will help to bring the benefits of the change that our people were promised in the last general election.
“The whole purpose of restructuring is to eliminate those policies that feed the mindset that drives the sharing behavior. “Our national wealth is being drained by a select few instead of building a country for all of us. It has to end.
“We need to return resources and power back to the people. “By restructuring, we can guarantee unity, equity, security for our nation. I favor a united Nigeria that offers everyone a brighter future and we have a chance to build and share in this great nation’s potential. “The restructuring I want to see happen is to bring the benefit of the change that our people were promised in the last general election.
“Let me caution that restructuring is not a magic bullet that would resolve all Nigeria’s challenges but is a necessary first step. “Those, who seek to dismember the country, think that once their dream is achieved their part of the country will become a paradise. Not so. “To me, restructuring means making changes to our current federal structure so it comes closer to the vision of our founding fathers.
“It also means restructuring the very issues and challenges that led our founding fathers to opt for a less centralized system. “The issue of restructuring is beyond resource control. My vision of restructuring will not make some states richer and others poorer. Restructuring is a win-win for all Nigerian states.
“If we are to grow our revenues we need to change the way we think of our resources and nurture them for the benefit of all. “So let us start by not thinking as if our resources consist only of oil. Oil is not infinite. “We must begin to look for other and more sustainable sources of income than oil.”