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The political economy of restructuring the Nigerian federation (1)

No issue commands a greater, broader consensus in Nigeria today than the need for restructuring the Nigerian federation.

Almost the entire Nigerian socio-cultural-political groups (South West /Yoruba Nation; South-South; South-East /Ndigbo; Middle Belt, and the former Northern Region) have either produced or are working to announce their template for restructuring. Even some political parties, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), have either announced details of their position on restructuring or made “true federalism” the centre piece of their manifestos for a better Nigeria. It is fair to admit however that there is still reasonable disagreement regarding the consistency of the case for restructuring and the nature and content of restructuring.

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