Nigeria not ripe for restructuring now – Senator
The Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Tayo Alasoadura, has dismissed calls for restructuring of the country, saying it is not the solution to the country’s problems.
Speaking with newsmen at his home town, Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State at the weekend, he said the country was not ripe for restructuring because she lacked the economic base for it at the moment.
“Restructuring is good, but my fear is this, there is no restructuring now, people cannot be paid their salaries. If you restructure, and you say the South-south stay on your own, South-west stay on your own, don’t you think some people will die within a year? We are not there yet. It is a good thing to do but we are not there yet. We don’t have the economic power to get separated at this particular time. Remember that there was this cankerworm that ate tomatoes recently, we are paying through the nose to have four tomatoes today. God has created us to live together, to help one another,” he said.
The APC senator added that what the country needs now is to find solution to the economic challenges facing her so that the lives of the people can improve.
On the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Alasoadura, said the alleged plan to pick the APC candidate from a particular zone was unacceptable as it was against the constitution of the party.