Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
A socio-political pressure group of professionals in Nigeria, The Nigerian Professionals for Progress, has commended former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, over what the group termed as “very principled, patriotic and nationalist stand on the issue of restructuring of Nigerian.
The group who spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, through its National Secretary, Karl Chinedu Uchegbu, said they are glad to commend Atiku in recognition of his principled, patriotic and nationalist stand on the issue of restructuring the Nigerian federation.
Uchegbu said, their decision to congratulate Atiku was because of his open endorsement and strident advocacy for restructuring of the country.
He said Atiku brought the issue to the front burner of political discuss thereby offering hope to a country that has been living in denial.
“We are highly elated by your open endorsement of restructuring the country, because it is no longer a secret that Nigerians want something to be done over the unworkable and unbalanced federal structure in the country.
“We are living at a time of severe economic and social challenges, which has to expose the current deformed and unsustainable federal structure. We must not fail to state here that while calling for restructuring we need to re-negotiate the federal structure to make us stronger and more united”.
“Today Nigerians across the globe are blazing the trail in different fields of human endeavour; science, sports, politics, religion, arts, etc. The Nigerian genius and enormous potential can be unlocked in a truly restructured nation”