A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Sergius Ogun (Edo-PDP) on Tuesday supported agitation for restructuring of the country, saying it would aid economic diversification and sustainable development.
Ogun told newsmen in Abuja that restructuring would make geopolitical zones and states to harness natural resources in them use them to develop their areas.
He added that restructuring would also put an end to the agitations in different parts of the country.
“I am in support of restructuring of this country so that we can really diversify.
“It will make us not to depend only on oil, and every state will tap from the natural resources deposited in it and use it to develop in the way and manner it wants.
“This will totally stop all these agitations we are seeing today in different parts of the country,” he said.
Ogun commended the Senate for calling for the report of the 2014 National Conference.
He said that the recommendation of the conference, if implemented, would be the way forward for Nigeria.
The lawmaker said that the prevailing system in the country had made some state governors lazy and not creative.
According to him, the practice makes some governors to come to Abuja at the end of every month or send their commissioners of finance to come and collect money from crude oil sale.
“It has made them to be lazy and not to think of how to develop the natural resources deposit in their states and use it to develop their states.”
“If the country is restructured, it will create wealth and jobs and bring about speedy development since the states will determine the way and manner to spend their money and what projects to embark on.
“I totally condemn the eviction notice to Igbos by Northern youths and strongly advocate restructuring of Nigeria as a way of putting an end to agitations from all quarters,” Ogun said.
He said that every Nigerian had the right as enshrined in the Constitution to live anywhere in the country.
According to the lawmaker, Igbos have invested a lot in this country and have contributed to its development.
“They have the right like every other person as spelt out in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to live anywhere in Nigeria,” he said.