Previous Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has depicted the move to rebuild the nation as inconceivable, saying the present structure of Nigeria makes it troublesome for any sort of rebuilding to occur.
General Gowon, talking in Minna, Niger State, said Nigeria is comprised of more than 500 ethnic gatherings thus the general population must have confidence in the resoluteness of the nation instead of disturbing for its rebuilding.
“Nigeria is made up of over 500 ethnic groups, languages and dialects and so many various groups called nationalities and they want restructuring. This restructuring everybody is asking for, we will have about 500 different ideas of restructuring. There is call for restructuring to reduce the number of states to only a few either back to the old region or to the zones”
The previous Head of state who is known for his solid confidence in “One Nigeria” said most states will be reluctant to be joined to another state for the restructuring into areas to happen, subsequently the difficulty of Nigeria’s rebuilding.
“Those are some of the ideas that I do not know whether it will be possible for any state today to wish to be merged with another state. Let us see whether our politicians will see guidelines to be able to achieve what they want.
“But I have my problem whether the states will be financially capable to they will be able to run there states properly.”
He reviewed his battle to keep Nigeria as one amid the common war and said it was not out of contempt for any locale or ethnic gathering however one borne out of the need to advance the course of solidarity in the nation