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Restructuring: Southern Nigerians take agitation to UK

By Elombah Daniel

Southern Nigerian groups have resolved to take the agitation for the restructuring of the country to United Kingdom with a maiden international summit.

To that end, an inaugural meeting for the campaign is being held today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

The groups involved in the Diaspora agitation for restructuring are South East /South South Network, Afenifere Renewal Group UK, Bendel Foundation and Igbo Ekunie Initiative. ‎

In a statement issued by the groups and signed by Coordinator, Dr Philip Idaehor, the Southern groups would use the medium to draw the attention of the international community to the need for restructuring the country for better performance.

According to the groups, the meeting will be‎ first in a series of round-table consultations to deliberate on the way forward for Nigeria following the defeat of constitutional amendments aimed to restructure the federation at the National Assembly.

“The round-table series will be a platform to ponder on various problems bedevilling the country since attaining independence and fashion out ways out of the country's age long crisis”, the statement said.

“Planned to be a quarterly event in the Diaspora, the round-table Southern Nigerians summit ‎will address various issues facing the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and at the end of the meeting, the groups will come up with memorandum that will be submitted to National Assembly”, the statement concluded.

Your Comment

Nosa Imoeke | 8/22/2017 9:02:00 PM
We need restructuring in equal state, local government, and representative
Elvis o | 8/22/2017 9:20:00 PM
I is welcome development
chief okafor Aloysius (AkA,Odinakachukwu) | 8/22/2017 9:25:00 PM
pls don't go back in your idea,it is a welcome development
Enita Victor. | 8/22/2017 9:44:00 PM
I am in support of it. Thank you.
Rev Obinna Christian Ajah | 8/22/2017 9:48:00 PM
it's a great move, my prayer is with you all.
musa | 8/22/2017 9:48:00 PM
take it easy
M Udoesen | 8/22/2017 9:48:00 PM
Good move
Matthew Sola | 8/22/2017 9:55:00 PM
Good change for better. God bless Nigeria.
livine | 8/22/2017 9:58:00 PM
This is a good move, may God help Nigeria,
pat | 8/22/2017 10:00:00 PM
right move
It is a nice development | 8/22/2017 10:03:00 PM
Nneji Chigozie
Ebere | 8/22/2017 10:14:00 PM
Restructure now or it will be to late
Elder George Okoye. | 8/22/2017 10:16:00 PM
It is long overdo. Dis is d real ordained change of our time. Ride on.
James okon | 8/22/2017 10:19:00 PM
I thing that is best way forward
Samuel | 8/22/2017 10:22:00 PM
that is good may God help you Amen
magaji Daniel | 8/22/2017 10:26:00 PM
it,s best thinking so far
Chris | 8/22/2017 10:31:00 PM
What a shame, si that UK can force the government. This is our internal affairs and we need to keep the presure on the government and clearly state where and where we need restructuring, and not to buy into what will drag us back. How many questions have we ask our governors for the one they have been collecting.
Ashemi H | 8/22/2017 11:22:00 PM
More sensible, feasible & matured approach towards achieving ones political objectives then then that Biafra madness.
zippyziggy onitsha | 8/22/2017 10:34:00 PM
long live Igbo.......
Awikomko loju-oloro | 8/22/2017 10:41:00 PM
it's a fantastic move "FORWARD EVER" oodua agbewa....asee
kula p.k | 8/22/2017 10:56:00 PM
why won't the restructuring be here. why UK?
zubby | 8/22/2017 10:59:00 PM
that's good one you know
prin | 8/22/2017 11:13:00 PM
st*p*d things why ca.n u think
I m trinity | 8/22/2017 11:21:00 PM
It is too late for Nigeria
mr governor | 8/22/2017 11:32:00 PM
restructuring or no restructuring, we er not one let everyone go, I am in support of division. Yoruba, housa, and Igbo er not One
uche | 8/22/2017 11:37:00 PM
Nigerians re not one u know that
amuche | 8/22/2017 11:40:00 PM
Nigerians can never be one never never in this life
ugonma ngozika | 8/22/2017 11:56:00 PM
Patrick | 8/23/2017 12:34:00 AM
Kenny | 8/23/2017 12:37:00 AM
Restructuring the country or individual?
Mr Nelson | 8/23/2017 1:44:00 AM
God, let Thy will be done.
Ubong | 8/23/2017 2:03:00 AM
only God knows; may his will be done
Nonye | 8/23/2017 3:33:00 AM
With God all things are possible because He is the one that makes every impossibility to be possible. Brothers and sisters let hope in HIM
Dave ola | 8/23/2017 4:57:00 AM
This is a welcome development. May God bless and restructure Nigeria instead of war or division. May he grant our self made leaders repentance now.
D. Ola | 8/23/2017 5:04:00 AM
Restructuring and devolution of political and economic power from the federal government at the centre is what we truly need Now before any election in 2019. May God grant our leaders God fearing heart to agree with public demand Now. Or else God will remove them by all means as he did for Nebuchadnezzar in The Bible. Amen
D. Ola | 8/23/2017 5:12:00 AM
It is not God's will that Nigeria should disintegrate but to be united as one with generating units like we were at Independence. We should go back to our 1963 constitution using states to replace former regions. If our leaders stop their selfish lifestyle and agree on this, then we shall progress quickly. This is God's mind to Nigeria now.
Comr.Engr.Nwafor Fortune Chinenye | 8/23/2017 5:41:00 AM
this is a very great initiative, i support it with all i have. God bless our efforts.
Paulo | 8/23/2017 7:28:00 AM
Restructure or no Restructure Nigeria must be divide .Biafra must exist.
chinedu | 8/23/2017 7:41:00 AM
a wonderful step, May God help Nigeria.
Toluwalase | 8/23/2017 7:44:00 AM
Thy will be done o lord,
Ihegwu Eke | 8/23/2017 7:56:00 AM
If our northern master would agree to it. fine
Israel o | 8/23/2017 8:02:00 AM
God hardened the heart of pharaoh for a purpose, to demonstrate His power, before the freedom of His people. God is about to demonstrate His power in Nigeria for the freedom of His people. The northerners believed the are the owners of Nigeria, others are slaves and slaves don't have authority of their own. what the master said is what he must do.
Inno | 8/23/2017 8:29:00 AM
We claim to be Israelies, we must repent to be able to come out of this slavery. We cannot disappoint God with our evil ways and hope to be free from bondage. It does not eork like that. If those who are called by my name (God) will leave their sins and turn to me (God) , I will forgive their sins and heal theirland.
Ewuzie Kenechukwu K.K. | 8/23/2017 8:55:00 AM move so we woke up from slumber...let's there be no Judas as during the civil war...forward ever...!!
danhausa kunwur | 8/23/2017 9:13:00 AM
good move but must be followed up to logical conclusion
Idowu Samuel | 8/23/2017 9:53:00 AM
may God give our leaders the conscience to admit that. when they are not power they make noise but when the power become theirs' they keep mute.
Brt | 8/23/2017 10:28:00 AM
Nija is not manifesting the attributes of ones God had absolutely given us the earth it is our right to decide the direction to go everything is divisible speratable and negotiable
original | 8/23/2017 11:24:00 AM
No peace for Nigeria until justice be done
Sam | 8/23/2017 2:58:00 PM
we need Gods intervention to be free from this bondage
iyke | 8/23/2017 3:00:00 PM
God will help us
Rev F Rest Dare | 8/23/2017 3:45:00 PM
Hmmmm in country where command is giving to kill anybody or arrest anybody the Bible says in Esther3:10b seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace of to all his seeds in 1Chro 16:43b And David returned to bless his house, in 2Sam6:19. when David returned he gave to every man a cake; Well all we need is bending knees to pray for Nigeria that every godly move we take will bring a lasting peace IN JESUS NAME
ohams | 8/23/2017 9:18:00 PM
we need Biafra
Donald | 8/24/2017 9:26:00 AM
Let no one confuse us about restructuring. We need devolution of power and resource control. Let every state generate and manage their economy, education, infrastructures, etc., such that each will develope at their own pace. Lets stop this end of month roll call at Abuja to share money. If you want 100 LGA, one thousand airports and dry ports, and one million universities, so be it unto you.May God grant our heart desire. Amen.
Joel | 8/30/2017 1:27:00 AM
We will restructure