A prominent Igbo socio-political group Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reiterated its desire for the restructuring of Nigeria, distancing itself from the agitation for secession by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The group believes that restructuring of Nigeria is the solution to the political and economic problems facing it.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Chuks Ibegbu, who made this known to reporters in Abuja on Monday, said the Igbo group desires a country where everyone has a sense of belonging.
“We are not saying Nigeria should be divided, but the issues these young men are talking about should be addressed. Instead, it seems they want people like Nnamdi Kanu to shut up without addressing the issues, judging by the bail conditions they gave him,” said Ibegbu.
“A Nigeria that gives each part of the country a sense of belonging. For example, in a country of 36 states, the South-East has five states and 95 local governments; while Kano State alone has 44 local governments.
“The other time, we saw the statistics of recruitment in the Department of State Services with Katsina State alone having 51 allocations. Yet, we have the Federal Character Commission.
“We want the FCC to investigate the recent recruitment in the DSS. Abia State got only six allocations; Enugu State, six; Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, got 51 slots.’’