By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The National Body of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Saturday August 19 warned that Nigeria as a country will harvest the implications of not addressing the issue of restructuring if she fails to do same.
CDHR National Chairman, Mr. Malachy Ugwumma Esq handed down the warning at the ongoing Leadership Conference organized by the Delta State
Chapter of the CDHR in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
“If we don’t deal with it now, we will harvest the implications of not
Ugwumma stated that the over concentration of too much powers at the
centre is not in consonance with federalism all over the world.
“Until you deconstruct and reduce the powers at the centre and allow
the federating units to have and muster enough momentum and introduce
that healthy competition as to respond to the immediate concerns of
their locality, until you do that, you are talking about federalism”
Ugwumma noted that 68 unwilthy items in Executive Legislative Bill
Including issues that Local Government can ordinarily do it.
Ugwumma stressed that the unwilthy items have overwhelmed the super
structures of the Nigerian state.
Former National Chairman of the CDHR, Prof. Lucky Akaruese in a chat
with AUTHENTIC News Daily also stated that those opposed to restructuring of the country are only making violent change inevitable.
The University Don noted that the minimum demand is “restructuring”
to fix the myriads of problems in the country stressing however that,
self-determination is the maximum for same.
Prof. Akaruese explained the needs for restructuring especially for
the component parts of the country to have freedom to their destinies
to determine and advance themselves to compete favourably and become
part of human civilization.
“Restructuring is the minimum demand otherwise the maximum demand is
self-determination of all the different ethnic groups to be part of