Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state on Wednesday stated his support for the calls for a restructuring of the nation.
The governor said there is a need for the creation of a country defined by such values as equity, justice, peace and progress.
This, he opined, is assured in a system restructured such that each component unit is allowed to grow itself and at its own pace.
Speaking at the 2017 Faculty of Arts Distinguished Lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Akeredolu pointed out that Nigeria can be steered away from the current agitations.
In his contribution piece titled “Beyond Recession: Re-inventing the Nigerian Federation”, he said challenges being faced by the nation are not new as other countries have had to navigate through such crisis.
Today’s realities have overstated themselves, truth have moved almost beyond constancy to stagnacy while appearance and realities are now at conflict with themselves.
In the circumstance where leaders and men of power inexplicably appear clueless and lethargic about how to respond to these challenges, fear comes in and seems to rule our world without bounds.
The United States experienced severe recession in 1930. The strategies and tactics deployed by these these countries, many of which are now advanced both in economy and technology must be understood and put into context.
The lessons derivable are enormous. Failure to avail ourselves of the lessons, which those experiences teach, will not be attributable to lack of striking and compelling examples.