Nige­ria not ripe for re­struc­tur­ing now – Sen­a­tor

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bola Ojuola, Akure

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.

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