Senator representing Katsina South Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim has explained that most Nigerians and particularly those agitating for restructuring don’t understand what it means in its truest meaning.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the lawmaker who was reacting to the death of elder statesman, late Alhaji Maitama Sule stressed that restructuring was not about allowing each regions to control its economic resources.
He said no restructuring could take place without the National Assembly taking the lead, noting that lawmakers were representative of the people and if there was any issue as was being canvassed, the upper chamber was the appropriate place.
“In constitutional democracy as we operate in Nigeria, people should channel critical issues like restructuring through the National Assembly”, He said.
While commending the leaders of South East for their commitment to the unity of Nigeria, he stressed that the legacies of heroes past to the indivisibility of the nation should not be tampered with for any reason.
“Most Nigerians who talked about restructuring thinks of regional control of economic resources. This is a misunderstanding of restructuring and that is the reason the legislature should take up the matter”, he said.
While eulogizing the virtues of late Maitama Sule, for his commitment to indivisibility of Nigeria, he explained that his effort as the Ambassador to the United Nations made the country to be highly respected across the world.
According to him, Nigeria has taken the lead in Africa and cannot be divorced from efforts of the likes of Maitama Sule.
“Late Maitama Sule’s legacy as ambassador to the United Nations made Nigeria to be highly respected across the world”, He noted.
“As proud leader of African countries, no one talks about Africans without mentioning Nigeria as number one”, he maintained.
Recalling the memories of late Maitama Sule, he explained that his inspiring speeches despite his health challenges have become strong reference point by political leaders worldwide.