As Nigeria celebrated her 60th anniversary on 1st October 2020, many prominent Nigerians have called for restructuring of the nation to prevent disintegration.
Among the eminent Nigerians who made the call for restructuring was the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Adeboye added his voice to the national issue of restructuring while speaking at a symposium to mark the 60th Independence anniversary in a programme put together by the RCCG and the Nehemiah Leadership Institute on Saturday.
Pastor Adeboye said restructuring Nigeria must be done as soon as possible prevent a disintegration.
He said that though he is not a politician to speak on political issues, he emphasized that without restructuring, disintegration maybe experienced.
The cleric, as reported by Punch Newspaper, said: “Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure or we break up.
“Now, we don’t want to break up, God forbid. In the restructuring, why don’t we have a Nigerian kind of democracy? At the federal level, why don’t we have a President and a Prime Minister?”
Adeboye also added that the place of traditional rulers must be re-evaluated as they are “the actual landlords” that “control the respect of their people”.