Former military Head of state, Yakubu Gowon has said that it will be impossible for Nigeria to be restructured due to its current state.
Speaking in Minna, Gowon stated that Nigeria had over 500 ethnic groups and an equal number of ideas about restructuring. He added that instead of calling for restructuring, the people should instead have faith in the Indivisibility of the country.
He explained: “Nigeria is made up of over 500 ethnic groups, languages and dialects and so many various groups called nationalities and they want restructuring. This restructuring everybody is asking for, we will have about 500 different ideas of restructuring.
There is call for restructuring to reduce the number of states to only a few either back to the old region or to the zones.Those are some of the ideas that I do not know whether it will be possible for any state today to wish to be merged with another state. Let us see whether our politicians will see guidelines to be able to achieve what they want.
But I have my problem whether the states will be financially capable to they will be able to run there states properly.”