The chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Discussion board, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, (retd) has mentioned that the agitation for separation wouldn’t remedy the myriads of issues bedeviling Nigeria.
He added that the one answer is restructuring as completed in different climes the place fiscal and true federalism can be totally applied.
Nkanang addressing newsmen in his Uyo residence on Wednesday whereas giving evaluation of Nigeria at 60 puzzled why individuals (Nigeria) who had been married for about 60 years can be searching for divorce, noting that the management ought to tackle the variations and sentiments of each area so that everyone will likely be given equal proper and alternative.
In keeping with 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 should be one thing incorrect.
“So if now we have stayed that lengthy, regardless of the variations might be addressed. All people has sentiment, so if somebody is sad, you discover out why the particular person is sad.
“If we’re able to take heed to ourselves, prepared to offer individuals equal alternative, we are going to make progress however if you don’t and see the opposite as second-class residents. It gained’t work, as a result of what you are attempting to do will likely be in futility.
“What Nigeria wants now could be to restructure. Different nations have restructured. Even Europe has restructured. This European union that had been separate entity, they determined to return collectively economically. UK simply got here out from Brexit, that’s a type of restructuring. Western Germany and the Japanese Germany that had been exterior for a very long time, they came upon that to return collectively is best. Soviet Union was a large nation, and so they came upon that in the event that they break, will probably be higher, that’s restructuring, as soon as one thing will not be working for you, you search for one other method to make it work. However in Nigeria we gained’t.”
Nkanang, nevertheless, expressed concern that at 60, the nation remains to be a giant disappointment to the black race, including that we must always all blame ourselves for the scenario the nation finds herself.
He additionally mentioned the nation is blessed with pure assets however lacks good management to provoke them for the widespread good of all.
“To be very sincere, Nigeria is a disappointment. This now we have in charge ourselves. There isn’t any manner a 60-year-old particular person might be graded with toddler.
“People who entered civil service the time Nigeria acquired 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 now have the human assets, pure assets that God has endowed us with, we want a superb management to provoke it and that’s the place we failed.”