Contrary to public insinuation that President Muhammmadu Buhari is vehemently opposed to several calls by Nigerians to restructure the nation, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Monday said the All Progressives Congress government of President was not against restructuring and as a matter of fact has already begun restructuring of the nation
Speaking with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital according to Punch Newspaper, Ngige said the Buhari administration had already begun the restructuring process with the nation’s economy.
He said the impact might not be felt immediately but with time, Nigerians would all smile because of the ongoing restructuring by the APC administration.
He said, “Nigerians have positively changed their way of doing things for the better and have become more prudent and judicious in their spending pattern.”
The minister assured Nigerians that Buhari would look into the political restructuring of the country at the appropriate time.
“It’s one after the other. After economic restructuring to reposition the economy of this country, the Buhari administration will embark on the political restructuring and will set the modalities for the exercise,” he said.
Asked whether the restructuring would revisit the 2014 National Conference report, Ngige said, “When we get there, we shall address the issues.”
The minister called on various agitation groups in the country to sheathe their swords, noting that violence would not do anybody any good.
“Militancy and agitations are not the answer to resolving Nigeria’s myriads of problems, which the Buhari administration didn’t create in the first place.
“What is required is for all to support this administration to meet its set goals for the development and transformation of all sections of the country,” Ngige said.