John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said Nigeria's restructuring, as canvassed by ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar recently, is not on President Muhammadu Buhari's priority list at the moment. Odigie-Oyegun reportedly said in an interview that the president was grappling with sundry national issues and facing such (restructuring) task at the same time unwise.
“To bring this additional issue (restructuring) – is not the wisest thing for a nation that is struggling to stabilise to go into an unnecessary diversion at this point.
“Nothing is wrong with the idea but at this time, it is best for us to concentrate on our priorities. As a party, our priority right now is to rebuild the economy, create jobs and deal with the security problems at hand.
“And with what is happening in the Niger Delta you can see that there is so much to do. We must get our priority right some day we will come to that,” Odigie-Oyegun was quoted as saying.
Atiku had said at a book launch that “agitations by many right-thinking Nigerians call for a restructuring and a renewal of our federation to make it less centralised, less suffocating and less dictatorial in the affairs of our country’s constituent units and localities.”