Restructuring: Buhari won’t give into threats, pressure – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday night says president Muhammadu Buhari will not give in to mounting agitations by advocates of restructuring of the country.

Days leading to the country’s 60th independence anniversary, witnessed intense calls for restructuring of Nigeria’s political and economic setup.

Responding to claims by various agitations warning that the country risks ‘break-up’ with failure to restructure, the presidency in a statement, criticised “the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to to do one thing or another or else, in their language, “the nation will break up.”

The statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, added: “This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the COVID-19 health crisis.

“This administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”

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