This Restructuring Everybody Is Asking For Is Impossible – Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has said it is impossible to restructure the country.

General Gowon said the current composition of Nigeria makes restructuring an impossible task to achieve.

He said with the country’s over 500 ethnic groups, more than 500 different ideas may come to play if Nigeria is to restructure.

Gowon also noted that the call for restructuring may bring about a reduction in the number of states in the country.

“Nigeria is made up of over 500 ethnic groups, languages and dialects and so many various groups called nationalities and they want restructuring.

“This restructuring everybody is asking for, we will have about 500 different ideas of restructuring. There is call for restructuring to reduce the number of states to only a few either back to the old region or to the zones.

“Those are some of the ideas that I do not know whether it will be possible for any state today to wish to be merged with another state. Let us see whether our politicians will see guidelines to be able to achieve what they want.

“But I have my problem whether the states will be financially capable to they will be able to run there states properly,” the former Head of State said in Minna, Niger State.

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