A leading member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Chief Ayo Opadokun, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to embark on the restructuring of Nigeria without delay.
Opadokun made the call while featuring on a radio programme of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in Ibadan, Saturday.
At the programme tagged ‘Saturday Special’ which focused on the 57th independence anniversary of the country, Opadokun relayed the various efforts made by his generation of socio-political leaders to develop the country.
He said formation of various socio-political groups, NADECO, drawing of blueprints on how to make Nigeria work better and participation in the various national conferences were part of such efforts.
He then called on younger Nigerians to stand up and lead such efforts because the future belongs to them.
Opadokun said calls for restructuring, which is currently reigning across the nation, are the primary solution the country can offer now.
He argued that President Buhari should ignore political consideration and allow restructuring, stressing that any delay will further jeopardize the unity and development of the country.
Corroborating his position, Dr Yemi Farohunbi said it takes only a selfless, detribalized, courageous and visionary leader to change the fortunes of a people.
He cited the example of the defunct United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) and India when former great leaders changed the direction of the countries to that of unity and prosperity through measures that ensured equality and fairness, thereby promoting patriotism.
The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo, also stressed the need for restructuring but emphasized that all such steps must be lawful.