Rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Olisa Agbakoba, has called for caution in the demands for restructuring of the country.
Agbakoba gave the advice at a colloquium organised by a political and socio-cultural organisation, the Voice Of Reason (VOR) in Lagos, yesterday. He said that to achieve the best result, proponents of restructuring must be sensitive to the needs of all other groups in the country.
“My point is that the restructuring advocacy in some parts of the country may be offending the sensibilities of others.
“Let us think of a kinder and subtle way to present the argument of restructuring. We need to fashion out a better communication strategy to communicate and dialogue with one another as a nation. This way, we can preach and spread the restructuring agenda while strengthening our diversity,” he said.
Agbakoba also called for a clear identification of the various sub-national groups, before deliberating on the type of constitution to be put in place.
“These subnational groups need to have a political discussion about the arrangement they want for Nigeria. So, before we discuss what type of Constitution we want, we must first identify those who want to be part of Nigeria,” he said.