Restructuring Nigeria is up to Nigerians to decide – Atiku

Governor Abubakar Sani of Niger State and former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar on arrival of the former Vice President at the Minna Airport, Niger State on Tuesday, 14 February, 2017.
Governor Abubakar Sani of Niger State and former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar on arrival of the former Vice President at the Minna Airport, Niger State on Tuesday, 14 February, 2017.

The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said any decision on the restructuring of the country would be taken by the people and not by the politicians alone.

Mr. Abubakar made this remark in Minna after his visit to former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, who recently came back from a medical vacation in Germany.

“The issue of restructuring the country is left to Nigerians to decide whether they want it or not,’’ he said.

On economic recession, the former vice president said he had been advising the Federal Government positively on how to tackle the problem, even outside the media.

“I have been in the corridors of power before, so it is not easy. Using the media always to advise government is a disservice.

“I know I have been making positive contributions to the government aside the media to enable us come out of recession,’’ he said.

He said he was at the residence of Mr. Babangida to know how the former president was faring after his medical trip abroad.

“I am here to visit my brother to see how he is doing after his recent medical vacation abroad,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Abubakar was in company with Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger and some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. (NAN)


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  • Dazmillion

    2019 loading

    • Sunday

      U people did not no what Nigeria is all about atiku will come at Nigeria president

  • Paul

    Atiku must be sick. Are ‘Nigerians’ not already saying it? Biafra, Niger delta and even Afenifere. Who else is Atiku referring to apart from those listed?

  • Ade#

    I support restructuring- Atiku.
    Nigerian will decide whether they want restructuring or not- Atiku.
    Someone is talking from both sides of the mouth. Like Buhari, Atiku is also driven by personal ambition. They both lack sincerity and the will to add the root cause of our problems.

  • Eugene Jefferey

    Why didnt he restructure when he was the Vice President?He is trying to win the heart of Nigeria for him to context…he will loss…Nigerian Eyes are open…the Corrupt are using there wealth to fight the government…Buhari said it .

  • imagine_2012

    Yeah. But what if a gross majority of the people are ediots? Who leads then?

  • sirOscie

    Restructuring Nigeria is a step in the right direction and it’s time for Nigerians to make a strong decision on that for the development of our country Nigeria.