Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria needs to address the matter of restructuring now. He said failure to do this might lead to grave consequences.
Obasanjo spoke in Lagos at the first memorial lecture of the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr Fredrick Fasehun.
Obasanjo lamented the increasing rate of insecurity in the country, saying Boko Haram had continued to wax stronger over 12 years.
He said Nigeria could not afford to be plunged into another war at this time because such might not be easy to win.
“If we don’t address it they may go from restructuring to self-determination and this will be a serious problem.
“If Boko Haram can get external support, any group that decided to go will get support from within and outside. So we must address the issue now.”
Biafra, Oduduwa and others are in a hurry to depart from Nigeria if nothing is done urgently. I call on the authority to take a holistic approach to tackle the challenges facing us as a people.