A call has gone to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigeria is restructured in order to live up to his promises of a new Nigeria while campaigning for the votes of the people.
This call was made on Friday, 16 October, 2020 in Lagos by some notable Yoruba groups, led by the umbrella body of self determination groups, the Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Groups (COSEG ) at an intra-ethnic nationality round table where the state of the nation was x-rayed, especially the call for republics by various ethnic groups.
The groups noted that the call for restructuring as the best way out of the present upheavals being witnessed in the country.
Aside COSEG, other groups that participated at the parley such as: Yoruba Oodua Movement (YOM), Yoruba Fellowship for Good Governance (YFGG), Oodua Renaissance Movement (ORM) and Yoruba Collectives strongly advised the Governors to take the issue of security in their states seriously and ensure peace reigns in their domains especially in the south west.
According to the communique signed by chairmen of the groups at the end of the meeting, among whom were: Comrades Dayo Ogunlana and Lanre Owoshe stated that COSEG and other Yoruba nationalist groups urge President Buhari to act not only as president, but also like a stateman he has been known for before he became president, by urgently liasing with the leadership of the National Assembly to convoke a National Conference where restructuring of the polity will be the major reason.
They disclosed that they show solidarity with the #EndSARS movements and share their concerns about the rot in police formations across the country, while also clearly noting that there is decay in all spheres of governance in Nigeria.
The groups commended the Lagos State Government for the leadership role it is playing in Nigeria as evidenced in its handling of the #COVID-19 pandemic in the state which served as model for other states in the country.