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Weekly Trust - - News - AB­BAS JI­MOH

“When I re­call the end of the civil war, I had hoped and prayed that Nige­ria would never go through the same ex­pe­ri­ence again. This was what I prayed for and you can see how wor­ry­ing it is. Is it the mil­i­tants, Boko Haram, or the so-called Fu­lani herds­men? Man’s in­hu­man­ity to man, that is hap­pen­ing through­out the length and breadth of Nige­ria. All of us who are lead­ers are con­cerned about it. But it is not only the lead­ers that can do it. They need the press, and sup­port of the peo­ple so that they can deal with the prob­lem to­gether.” For­mer Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. “Without re­struc­tur­ing, how will Nige­ria be­come an eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal giant? Ac­cord­ing to a Yoruba adage, the flood has the in­ten­tion of de­stroy­ing a house but the land­lord will not al­low it. And there is no go­ing back be­cause that is the only way this coun­try can sur­vive. Nige­ria is go­ing through var­i­ous crises to­day be­cause some lead­ers are stub­bornly against re­struc­tur­ing. If this coun­try is re­struc­tured in a way that ev­ery lo­cal­ity con­trols the in­stru­men­tal­ity of se­cu­rity, the wan­ton killings of Nige­ri­ans will stop au­to­mat­i­cally.” Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba­land, Gani Adams.

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