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Two Prominent Northerners That Kicked Against The Restructuring Of Nigeria.

As many people in the southern part of Nigeria are agitating for the federal government to put restructuring into consideration in order to end the bad economy and the insecurity that is happening in Nigeria, many northerners are kicking against it with the claim that restructuring is a ploy to break up the country.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari also kicked against the restructuring, in which he vowed not to secede power from the people who didn't win elections in their states.

Not only that, these are two other prominent Northerners who also see no tangible reasons for restructuring and wholeheartedly kicks against it.

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Kashim Shettima:

The former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, kicked against restructuring to the fullest in 2017. He made it known that the restructuring of Nigeria is not a solution because the unitary system that we are practicing is not the cause of the problems that we are facing.

Shettima pointed out that leadership is the problem in Nigeria. We need a leader that will put Nigerians first before anything else, and instead of us to be agitating for restructuring, it would be better if we restructured our minds.

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Yakubu Gowon:

The former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, who ruled from 1966 to 1975, also kicked against restructuring in 2017, in which he described it as impossible.

Gowon, who was the first person to create states in Nigeria, wonders why people are asking for restructuring when Nigeria is so wide and populous to the extent that we have no less than 500 tribes and 36 states.

Gowon claimed that the only reason why restructuring will not be possible is that the people of a state won't allow their state to be joined back to another state in order to make regional government possible.

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