Restructuring Campaign: Unpatriotic Outbursts are Unhelpful and Unwarranted, Says Presidency

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In response to the restructuring campaign, the presidency considered it as unpatriotic outbursts which are unhelpful and unwarranted.

This was conveyed via a statement released by Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s media aide in which it was emphasized that the presidency will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it.

The statement was subsequent to the advice of Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Saturday regarding the restructuring of the country in order to avoid national disintegration.

According to the statement, the President will only work “through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”

“The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to do one thing or another or else, in their language, ‘the nation will break up,’” Shehu’s statement said.

“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.

“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”