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Yoruba elders fault Osinbajo on restructuring

The Yoruba Council of Elders has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) goofed on his position on demand for restructuring by Nigerians.

The council, however, observed that the VP had performed creditably in office, especially the way he performed when the president was not around.


Osinbajo had at a town hall meeting in Minnesota, the United States of America, on Sunday, said the problem of Nigeria was not geographical restructuring, rather prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly.

The Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, faulted the claim  in an interview with reporters at his country home in Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State.


“He (Osinbajo) missed it on the issue of restructuring. The Federal Government must listen to wise counsel on the need for restructuring in the country,” he said.

“Restructuring is very fundamental to the problems of Nigeria for obvious reasons. This is a heterogeneous country made of different nations, tribes histories and cultures and consequently different priorities. Our concept of development differs from one part of the country to another. If we must live together in peace, each of the nations must itemise their priorities as regards to their cultures, histories and beliefs,” he said.