A member of the 1976 Constitution Drafting Committee, Prof Olusegun Osoba, has said rather than restructuring the country what Nigeria needs is a struggle by the people to free themselves from the hold of the corrupt ruling elite.
Osoba said while the proponents of restructuring had failed to give a clear definition of its concept, their body language had suggested that they were either advocating the creation of more states or resource control.
According to the septuagenarian, those advocating the creation of more states want to gain access to the treasury and steal money with impunity while the advocates of resource control are doing so for their self-interest.
Osoba spoke on Tuesday during the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1976, which he co-authored with the late Dr Bala Usman. Read more