The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire, has identified Nigeria’s real problem.
He linked the nation’s many problems to poverty and lack of enlightenment and not restructuring.
Banire made the assertion on the sidelines of an Independence Day Anniversary programme organised by the Lagos State chapters of the Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) and National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Lagos.
Banire told newsmen that poverty and ignorance were the main reasons for agitation for secession in some parts of the country.
He said, “People agitate only when they feel offended and deprived, but the solution for deprivation does not lie in restructuring. It will never end.
“If you split today, some people in the split group will still rise up later to agitate for one thing or the other.
“It does not solve our problems. What matters is that we must be happy, and to be happy, it means we must enjoy equal opportunity under this system.
“It is deprivation and hunger that are causing problems facing the country today.
“When we eliminate all inequalities, everybody will be happy with the system.
“When hunger is taken care of, most of the issues threatening our unity will go,” Banire said.
He called for respect for the rule of law and youth education to foster unity in Nigeria.
“Restructuring is not our problem. Our people are not enlightened to ask questions from their representatives,” the APC chieftain said.