Restructuring Alone Will Not Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Jonathan

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the media on the situation in Chibok and the success of the World Economic Forum in Abuja May 9, 2014. Jonathan said on Friday he believes 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents last month are still in his country and have not been moved to Cameroon. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW BUSINESS)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed that restructuring alone will not help solve the security and other challenges facing the country.

He made this remark while speaking at the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue held on Thursday in Abuja.

Jonathan stated that other solutions should be provided to solve the numerous problems bedeviling Nigeria.

Jonathan also asked Nigerians to come up with specific solutions that will fit the country’s numerous challenges.

The former president, however, asked Nigerians to restructure their minds, thoughts, and beliefs before restructuring the nation.

He also urged Nigerians to solve issues that polarize the nation such as nepotism, ethnic and religious differences, and lack of patriotism, before talking about restructuring the country.

“Discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds.

“Some of the challenges faced at the national level are still there at the state and local government levels….and sometimes even in our communities.

“We cannot restructure without solving issues that polarize us; nepotism, ethnic and religious differences, and lack of patriotism,” he said.


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