Nigerian may break up-Pastor Adeboye warns, calls for restructuring
By Abdulkareem Oluyemi
Nigerian leaders have been asked to restructure the country to avoid a break up of the multi ethnic country. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye said the restructuring of the country should be the next thing in the agenda of the Federal and State authorities. Last week, the world was rocked by public demonstrations of Yoruba people across 100 continents calling for a separate Yoruba Republic.
At home, series of activities saw several Pan Yoruba groups holding rallies and meetings demanding for a separate country. Adeboye urged the Nigerian government to resolve the lingering crisis and end the demand for secession by some ethnic groups. He called for the restructuring of the country before it is too late.
Adeboye said the restructuring of the country must be done “as soon as possible” to prevent the country from a break up of its ethnic component.Adeboye called on political leaders in the country to introduce a new political order that will combine American Presidential system with the British Parliamentary System. Adeboye’s speech was monitored by Irohinoodua.
The cleric spoke today Saturday at the 60th Independence Day Celebration Symposium put together by the Nehemiah Leadership Institute and the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG)
The theme of the proposal was ‘Where will Nigeria be in 2060?’ Adeboye proposed the adoption of a merger of the British style of government and the American system of government to pave the way for Nigeria’s future.
Adeboye said “I believe that we might want to look at the problems of Nigeria in a slightly different manner. Some people feel that all our problems will be over if Nigeria should break up. I think that is trying to solve the problems of Nigeria as if it is a Simple Equation. The problems of Nigeria will require quite a bit of Simultaneous Equation and some of them are not going to be Linear either – forgive me I am talking as a Mathematician.
“Why can’t we have a system of government that is 100 per cent Nigerian, unique to us? For example, we started on with the British system of government, somewhere along the line, we moved over to the American system of government.
“Can’t we have a combination of both and see whether it could help us solve our problems because in Mathematics if you want to solve a problem, you try what we call Real Analysis, then if it doesn’t work, then you move on to Complex Analysis and see whether that will help you. If that fails, you move on to Vector Analysis and so on.