Agitators and Proponents of Restructuring are Selfish – Balarabe Musa

Balarabe Musa

The Second Republic governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has lashed out at what he believes to be selfishness on the part of most people agitating the restructuring or secession.

The Octogenarian said that only a very few individuals agitating for the restructuring of the country truly have the interest of the nation at heart.

In a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) he said

“No doubt, many of the people calling for the restructuring of the country are doing that for their selfish motives.

“Some of them are making the call as part of their political agenda, some for ethnic supremacy, others for resource control, while some are for their secessionist agenda,” he added.

“Only very few are calling for restructuring for the genuine reason of promoting development, unfortunately, there is no consensus on the form that restructuring should take.”

The former governor, however, noted that there was the need to promote unity and development in the country.

Speaking further, he said he was opposed to any form of restructuring that would threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria or promote inequality.

He, however, advised that a restructuring that would promote unity, empower the regions and increase government presence in business will be more beneficial.

“Many people have come up with various ideas of restructuring, some of which to me, will not promote development, like the creation of more states.

“To me the best form of restructuring is the one that will achieve three things: one, promote the unity of the country; two, empower the regions via a shift to regional system of government, and three, that would put the economy in the hands of government and not the private sector,’’ he said.

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