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Why restructuring Nigeria may not work – Prof Olorode

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado-Ekiti—A former National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti States, Prof. Lai Olurode, yesterday expressed doubt on the workability of restructuring in Nigeria.

He said restructuring can only succeed if there is “a win-win outcome” for all the various sections agitating in the country.


Olurode made the statement while delivering a lecture titled: “Nigeria: Development Conundrum,” at the 6th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria, B Zone in Ado Ekiti.

He said: “No one will allow restructuring that gives no gain. It must be a win-win situation. Restructuring is not when you want more money in your pocket, while other parties lose. It must be genuine and foster national unity.

“It should not be punitive; use best examples across the world of systems that thrive in spite of pluralism.”

Olurode also stressed the need for measures to bring religious illiteracy to an end in Nigeria as one of the ways to achieving national integration in Nigeria.


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