Afenifere: Only Restructuring Can Save Nigeria From Catastrophe

Afenifere: Only Restructuring Can Save Nigeria From Catastrophe
Ayo Adebanjo

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has warned of looming disaster if Nigeria does not return to “true federalism”.

National publicity secretary of the body, Jare Ajayi made this known in a statement to this effect on Sunday.

He stated that the position was part of the council’s resolution after its meeting at the Lagos home of Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere.

Ajayi stated that the organisation resolved that the country must be restructured and full implementation must be executed before the end of the first half of 2022.

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“The Nigerian nation is at the brink of an avoidable catastrophe that requires urgent actions. And the most potent recipe to prevent the catastrophe is restructuring that would return the country to true federalism,” the statement reads.

“After reviewing recent developments in the country, Afenifere executive council said that the signs are ominous, requiring steps to prevent the country from apocalypse.

“The executive council meeting called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the national and state assemblies and all other concerned authorities to ensure that restructuring takes place within remaining part of this year. Its implementation in terms of true federalism in finance, security, social welfare must begin before the middle of next year.”