Former minister for Communications, Chief Cornelius Adebayo has cautioned the government against refusal to restructure the country’s polity noting that the present structure was retarding the growth of the nation
He argued that until the leadership of Nigeria revisited the issue of restructuring, “an agitation before independence,” the neglect would continue to slow the pace of socio, political and economic developments of the nation.According to him, the clamour for restructuring has been part of the country’s history even before independence, stressing that the problem was created by the rush of “let-us-get-independence first” and that it has not been sorted out up till date.
“So there must be restructuring. All nations are teaching us everyday. The United Kingdom is not a federation. They have restructured to the level that Welsh, Irish and Scottish have self-determination. The English does not dominate them. It came to a point that the Scots had to decide whether to walk out or not.”
Adebayo said it was a matter of choice for each people where they belong, what role they play in government and who rules them. So restructuring is crucial adding: “It is part of what we fought for. I was the secretary of the movement national reformation and NADECO was about the struggle for the restructuring of Nigeria. Until Nigeria is restructured we won’t have democracy, as it should be. So that must be taken into consideration and addressed. “That is one area where I have not been very happy about with what Mr. President has said about the last confab. The issue involves restructuring and a balanced federation. A federation in which every unit is satisfied that it is having what is best possible for it.”
The former Governor of old Kwara state particularly canvassed the position of the people of Kwara saying “there are nations and I am talking in the conventional sense of the word, who want to be together. My people in Kwara state want to be part of a Yoruba nation within a federation. So long as there are such desires, they must be addressed, the people are not happy. “My position remains what you would expect it to be. With all modesty I was one of the leaders of the Middle Belt Forum and I remain one of the leaders of the Forum. I was at one time chairman of the political committee of Afenifere. I remain a very firm believer in Afenifere and the course of Yoruba nation. I believe Kwara wants and desires the best share of what this country has to offer.
He advocated the devolution of power from the centre noting, “Power is too heavy in the hands of the Federal Government of Nigeria. There must be devolution but before that there must be restructuring so that the oppression of the minority within a unit can be stemmed. I want the restructuring of the Nigerian federation to be a priority of the current administration.” Besides, the former minister who bemoaned the state of the Nigerian economy blamed successive past leaders for the nation’s present economic recession. However he commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in trying to fix the problem.
Also he called for a frontal tackling of the problem of unemployment in the country just as he expressed optimism in the ability of the nation to overcome it as some other countries of the world have done in the past. According to him, the high rate of unemployment in the country was having negative consequences on standard of living of the citizens but pleaded that there was need for Nigerians to endure for the dark moment to pass by
“Absolutely Clueless And Easily The Worst Manager I Played Under” — Mikel Obi Blasts Sunday Oliseh; Blames Him For Vincent Enyeama’s Early Retirement
He said’ “I remember the first day he came into the camp. Then we reported to the camp for International duties, then he came straight at me and Vincent Enyeama, the goalkeeper, who also was very powerful back then.”
“He came straight at us and Elderson Echiejile, and he said a few things. He said he heard there was a lot of player power with us.
“Then Enyeama was like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Where are you getting all of these from? We are a nice group, and you just come in, and the first thing is to attack us?
“He was like ‘I heard about you guys.’ And then Enyeama stood up and told him he couldn’t say that because we had been here for so many years. They started arguing, and literally, they were going to have a fight.
“He took Enyeama out of the team, and he came at us saying he was going to take us out of the team. He said he was going to take us out of the team; he said he was going to make sure we didn’t play anymore.”
“Enyeama could not take it, and despite my pleas, he left the camp angrily and never came back.”
“He (Oliseh) had absolutely no clue of how a manager is. He was a fantastic guy in his playing days, but as a coach, he was very terrible. He had no clue what he was doing.
“The players never understood anything he was doing, and he did not know what he was doing. He was just confused because he just came in and destroyed the team’s togetherness.
“His excuse when he got fired was that the people and FA did voodoo on him not to succeed. He was easily the worst manager I played under.
“He was so bitter with everybody, jealous with everybody, and had no respect for speaking to anybody, whether the physio or anybody,” he added.
“She Took Care Of My Son When I Left To UK To Give Birth To My Twins” — Kindhearted Nigerian Woman Rewards Her Housemaid With Canada Sponsorship
A Nigerian lady identified as Lioness Eze wrote: “Miracle is her name
She was a maid to me.
She’s here in Canada to do her first degree in IT innovation ( I’m her full sponsor). She’s 20
She took care of my son when I left to UK to put to bed to my twins. My son never for one day felt I wasn’t around him.
Each time my son asks of where the dad is, she’s always there for him to make sure no vacuum at all
When we relocated to Canada, I started pursuing her greener pastures.
I applied for her degree program into same university as mine in Ontario. She got the admission, I started applying for her visa, she was denied first time. But she was granted visa the second time and was given 3 years visa to study in Canada.
She has arrived😁😁 pictures bellow
She even traveled with us to UK for summer 😁
Isn’t her name speaking for her?(Miracle)
NB : she calls me mommy, ( her biological mother is late) she’s my older daughter now, anywhere U see her, tap her back and tell her she’s really a miracle to her generation
GRACE GOD has given me which is unique from others is, you can’t be around me and remain same. If you are around me and your life never changes, it means you need to change ur attitude.”
I’m still single and searching – 70-year-old virgin Cries
An elderly woman has lamented being single and still searching because she rejected many men in the name of sacrificing her life to give her siblings a good education before getting married.
“The reason I am still single is that I haven’t found the right man for me. But when I was still a young girl, several men were chasing after me. I dated several, but I refused to get married before my siblings graduated because I was the one who was taking care of them. Men would approach me for marriage and I would tell them no because I wanted to educate my siblings first, then marry later,” she said.
“If I get a husband, I would get married. I’m ready to be a wife and move in together with my husband,” Alphonsine said.
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