Ṣoyinka, south-eastern leaders & Afẹnifẹre jointly call, again, for “immediate restructure” – Tola Adenle

November 20, 2018


In a more than “handshake across Nigeria” but “a handshake across history” that counters the belief that  Nigerians are  generally suspicious of others in the different nationalities that make up the country, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, John Nwodo, representing Ohaneze Ndigbo, the main socio-cultral organization representing the South East, and Chief Ayo Adebanjo, representing Southwest’s Yoruba-Afenifere, put together a program at Abuja, the country’s capital recently to ask, again, for the country’s leaders to RESTRUCTURE IMMEDIATELY.


HIGHLIGHTS: Restructure –

  • not aimed at denying the northern states the means to survive due to the lack of oil reserves but to drive critical sectors of the economy and agriculture;
  • would bring about the implementation of legislative independence to the federating units, sovereignty of mineral and oil resources to the federating units;
  • reconfiguring the nation would stop the bloodbath is to reconfigure the nation; states must be given maximum control over their resources.
  • it would remove insecurity and economic meltdown in the country.


The gathering’s goal is a far cry from the stand of the ruling APC and President Buhari’s move away from restructure promised in the 2015 electioneering campaign.

As recently as August, the vice president, Professor Osibajo condemned “geographical restructuring”, averring that all that Nigeria needs to solve her problems are “prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly”.  

The “hands across Nigeria”/hands across history” group, however, is shining light on a subject of restructure which has long agitated most Nigerians as the solution to the country’s recurring problems of religious and ethnic bloodbath, economic problem, et cetera which will ensure “that implementation of legislative independence to the federating units, sovereignty of mineral and oil resources to the federating units” remain the solution to Nigeria’s many socio and political problems that are often fanned by the country’s rulers, using religion to divide the people.





TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018. 7:34 P.M. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Ṣoyinka, south-eastern leaders & Afẹnifẹre jointly call, again, for “immediate restructure” – Tola Adenle”

  1. Adegoke G Falade Says:

    Good day ‘auntie’,
    It appears to me that Nigeria and Nigerians will never taste the fruits of restructuring.

    PMB is waiting around the corner to win a second term(1919 – 1923). This is because, a larger proportion of Nigerian people can only recognize PMB and Atiku; and sadly consider many other presidential candidates as neophyte. Imagine how we are about to lose another opportunity to launch Nigeria on a trajectory to the stars and galaxies. History is about to repeat itself after about 35 years(since circa 1983)!



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Prof.,

      The whole situation is really a sickening shame.

      You do my feeling about these endless and worthless elections, sort of roads-to-nowhere. Since we must make a choice,disheartening as it will be to vote against the PDP letters, I believe that Buhari has failed so woefully that his failure has made that choice for us.

      Restructure is a must, a fact that Buhari not only acknowledged but promised, along with ACN leadership that joined his Congress Party to form the APC.

      WE may never know what happened to Asiwaju Tinubu and his acolytes: the VP, et al to start dissing restructure but one thing I feel is that if a person we all look up to as representing our interest suddenly changes course, we the Led must also change course.

      And BTW, what’s all the buzz from Nigeria that Aso Rock is occupied by a body double!

      Thanks, as always, and my regards,



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