- Prof. Akin Onigbinde stated that present system impedes sustainable development and urged Nigerians to support the calls for restructuring
- Onigbinde noted that the late Obafemi Awolowo was only able to succeed during his days because he had a favorable system of government in place
- According to the professor, until the issue of restructuring is sorted out, Nigeria would not have a viable economy
Professor Akin Onigbinde has stated that in order to ensure economic sustainability, the system of governance in Nigeria must be restructured, Premium Times reports.
He made his comments at a conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on Thursday, August 10.
NAIJ.com gathers that the professor urged Nigerians to support the call for restructuring as he noted that the present system impedes sustainable development.
Recalling that one of the most development-oriented governments in the history of the country was that of the late premier of the western region Obafemi Awolowo, Onigbinde stated that it was the system of government which was in place at that time that enabled Awolowo to succeed.
In his words: “Many people refer to Awolowo as the best president Nigeria never had… Ojukwu said so.
“Awolowo was able to lend money to the federal government under the cocoa marketing board. The system allowed him.
“If Awolowo were to run under the present government, he may not succeed as councillor.”
Onigbinde further added: “Until we sort out restructuring, we can’t have an economy.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Odua Progressive Union Europe called for the immediate restructuring of Nigeria along regional lines to enhance the development of the country and rescue her from imminent crash.
The development arose just as Otunba Gani Adams suggested the adoption of "mutual understanding and compromise" to make Nigeria’s democracy workable.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video asking Nigerians if they want the country to be restructured or to split.