Giving his two cents on the ongoing restructuring issue in Nigeria, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar says if given the mandate, “every part of this country will take charge of its resources.”
Atiku who revealed this while speaking to youths under Play Forum in Abuja on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, also cheered the Igbos up saying that despite all that came with the civil war, the region was able to rebuild itself while the north still has mud houses.
Thus, that the region should be allowed to control its resources as demanded.
“Left for me, I will ask every part of this country to take charge of its resources while the federal government should handle defence, foreign affairs and immigration among others in the exclusive list.”
“It should not be complicated to start with all the recurrent items in the constitution. The president can dialogue with the governors or the national assembly for states to take charge of the roads, hospitals, schools and such other items in the concurrent List while the federal government will continue with items on the exclusive list.
“I would not have gone to school if I were born today. My parents were so poor they couldn’t afford to send me to school. I was born during the era education was free, food was free for me, I was sponsored from primary school to the university. There was even a job waiting for me before I graduated. Yet, there was no oil boom then. I am certainly not a product of oil boom Nigeria.
According to TheCable, the former Vice-President also said that those who are against Nigeria’s restructuring are nothing but scared humans.
“So, I don’t know what those who are against restructuring are afraid of. Those afraid must be lazy. We fought the civil war with the Igbo. Today, the Igbo have been completely rebuilt, but we still find mud houses in the north. Is it the fault of the easterners that the north is like that?
“I think that what is most important is the devolution of powers and resources with the various governments whether states or regions. How do the people hold those in power accountable for the resources handed over to them?”-he added.