The chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, (retd) has stated that the agitation for separation wouldn’t clear up the myriads of issues bedeviling Nigeria.
He added that the one answer is restructuring as achieved in different climes the place fiscal and true federalism could be totally carried out.
Nkanang addressing newsmen in his Uyo residence on Wednesday whereas giving evaluation of Nigeria at 60 questioned why folks (Nigeria) who had been married for about 60 years could be searching for divorce, noting that the management ought to handle the variations and sentiments of each area so that everyone will probably be given equal proper and alternative.
Based on the Akwa Ibom State former Navy Administrator, “The amalgamation was in 1914 and independence was achieved in 1960. An individual married for 60 years and the opposite over 100 years and searching for divorce; there have to be one thing incorrect.
“So if we’ve got stayed that lengthy, regardless of the variations might be addressed. Everyone has sentiment, so if somebody is sad, you discover out why the particular person is sad.
“If we’re able to hearken to ourselves, prepared to provide folks equal alternative, we’ll make progress however once you don’t and see the opposite as second-class residents. It received’t work, as a result of what you are attempting to do will probably be in futility.
“What Nigeria wants now’s to restructure. Different nations have restructured. Even Europe has restructured. This European union that have been separate entity, they determined to come back collectively economically. UK simply got here out from Brexit, that’s a type of restructuring. Western Germany and the Japanese Germany that have been exterior for a very long time, they discovered that to come back collectively is healthier. Soviet Union was an enormous nation, and so they discovered that in the event that they break, it will likely be higher, that’s restructuring, as soon as one thing is just not working for you, you search for one other strategy to make it work. However in Nigeria we received’t.”
Nkanang, nevertheless, expressed concern that at 60, the nation remains to be a giant disappointment to the black race, including that we should always all blame ourselves for the state of affairs the nation finds herself.
He additionally stated the nation is blessed with pure sources however lacks good management to provoke them for the frequent good of all.
“To be very trustworthy, Nigeria is a disappointment. This we’ve got guilty ourselves. There is no such thing as a approach a 60-year-old particular person might be graded with toddler.
“Those who entered civil service the time Nigeria bought independence by now will need to have retired. Why she is a disappointment is as a result of we’re not an island. In the entire black race, Nigeria is the largest focus. That’s to say the black race has failed.
“We’ve got the human sources, pure sources that God has endowed us with, we’d like management to provoke it and that’s the place we failed.”