ANYAOKU, OBASEKI GIVE CONDITIONS FOR NIGERIA’S RESTRUCTURING
By TUNDE BADMUS
Former Secretary General of the Common Wealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, says that Nigeria will fare better if the on-going call to restructure the country into regions is adhered to.
Anyaoku gave this view yesterday, shortly after paying a courtesy visit to Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at Government House, Benin City.
He said that Nigeria’s economy was more viable and rate of development faster when it operated a regional system of government.
He described governor Obaseki as a visionary governor and Edo State is fortunate to have him.
Responding, Obaseki said that given the cost of governance at the centre, restructuring is inevitable if Nigeria must make progress as a country.
He extolled the leadership quality of Chief Anyaoku, stressing that the former top scribe of the Commonwealth stands for good governance and part of the generation that did the nation proud while in office. “He is an international personality who stands for good governance and diplomatic skills,” Obaseki said.