Why North must accept Nigeria’s restructuring now – Justice Nasir

Justice MammanNasir

Chairman of Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation’s Advisory Council, Justice Mamman Nasir, has said the North must not dismiss the calls for restructuring, as doing so will be dangerous for the country.

He also expressed concern about increased spread of hate speeches, especially among the youths on different social media platforms.

He said with the current situation in the country, Nigeria was at a crossroads where many issues threatening its continued existence must be appropriately addressed.

Justice Nasir said this yesterday when he led other members of the foundation on a courtesy visit to the Governor of Narasawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, in Lafia.

He said, “Nigeria is currently at a stage we may call crossroads, particularly, the challenge is for the North to find the appropriate, well-guided response to the myriads of issues surrounding the nation.

“Most importantly, we cannot dismiss the calls for the restructuring for whatever that stands for, and the desires and threats of some groups to dismember the country as mere developmental challenges.

“The irritating reappearances of the Boko Haram, even with the dogged commitment of the Nigerian Army to end the insurgency for good, are also of concern, similarly the pervading hate speech through the social media that has engulfed our youths in particular has dangerous religious and sectional colours and needs to be urgently attended to resolutely and with tact.”

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