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Arewa Consultative Forum cautions on Restructuring

by on June 29, 2017
 

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has cau­tioned advocates of the restructuring of Nigeria, declaring that the exer­cise is very complex and dangerous for a big and diverse country like Ni­geria.

ACF insisted that re­structuring is a serious business that must take account of the views of all her citizens and not just a few who can shout the loudest.

The Forum in a state­ment released by its Spokesman, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, made avail­able in Lagos said that Nigeria is a big and com­plex country that needs the input of everybody for any restructuring to take place. It urged those calling for restructuring to consider others.

ACF in the statement stated that the call is tak­ing place without regard to the present democratic structure in the country.

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“Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) wishes to lend its voice to the de­bate as to whether or not to restructure the Fed­eration of Nigeria. How­ever, ACF has observed with regret that in most cases, the discussions are taking place without regard to our present democratic structure as the issues are in some cases presented as ‘de­mands’ by one group or the other.

“Unfortunately, in most cases, they are fol­lowed up by some ulti­matum to the govern­ment to accept or face deadly consequences. It should be clear to all the agitators that restructur­ing a complex, big and di­verse country as Nigeria is a serious business that must take account of the views of all its citizens, and not just of those that shout the loudest.

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“More so, such dis­cussions must be free of threats, intimidation or blackmail from any group or individual. A genuine restructur­ing must therefore be just, fair and equitable to all. Furthermore, it must strengthen our de­mocracy, unity, peace and development of the Nigerian components. ACF, therefore, calls for a due process through our present democratic structures rather than just crass agitation, if we are to achieve ‘true’ fed­eralism.”

Recently, the former Military Head of State, Gen Ibrahim Babangida and former Vice Presi­dent, Atiku Abubakar and other prominent person from the North lent their voices to the call for the restructuring of the country, saying that is time the country is restructured for peaceful living.

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  • frank
    June 29, 2017 at 10:20 am

    what did arewa want in this boiling federation?…let us know pls.

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  • stephen Biafra guy.
    June 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    this so called AREWA are stupid and selfish well i don’t support it as well,all we needed now is Biafra that all,zoo people should hong transformer ooh

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  • June 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    AREWA AREWA AREWA!!! How many time did I call you. this game of delusion wont help…better heed to the progressive calls. You show your mischiefs and foolishness by this posturing

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