Southern elder statesmen support restructuring of Nigeria


Southern statesmen

A coalition of inter-ethnic group under the aegis of ‘The Yiiegba Charter’, led by elder statesmen from the southern part of the country, on Tuesday in Lagos met to lend their voices for a peaceful and united Nigeria.

The Chairman of the group, Prof. Anya O. Anya, while addressing newsmen shortly after the group concluded its meeting, said the need to stick together as one indivisible people was the way to go.

Anya said that that this was coming following rising tension that had recently engulfed the country over agitations by some Igbo groups calling for a Biafran state and the ultimatum given to Igbo community by some northern groups to leave the zone.

Anya said that instead of a call for separation by some Igbo youths, and the exit threat to Igbos issued by some Arewa youths, what was needed for the country was to establish a new Nigeria that would…

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