In line with his resolve to deepen the clamour for the restructuring of the country, Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, today (Sunday) intensified his consultation with Governors and leaders of Northern extraction, across party lines. The aim of the consultation is to get the buy-in of the governors and leaders on the restructuring of the Nigeria.
A press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Francis Ottah Agbo, said the Governor today, visited the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai in Government House, Kaduna, and held close door meeting with him. El-rufai was Chairman of APC Committee on Restructuring. Both governors are expected to address the press.
Thereafter, Governor Dickson will also visit and hold consultative meetings with other governors in the region. The consultation will be concluded in June before the political atmosphere heats up.
Governor Dickson is passionate about the unity and stability of Nigeria and believes the only way to put the country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability is to return it to fiscal federalism, devolve power to the federating units through restructuring.
He also said restructuring will quarantee a free, fair, stable and egalitarian Nigeria which every ethnic nationality would be proud to call its country.
While calling on Nigerians to support the reorganisation of the nation, the Governor averred that those calling for true federalism, devolution of power and resource control are patriots and should be commended.
The statement reads:
” In fulfillment of Governor Dickson’s resolve to dialogue with the leaders and Governors of Northern extraction, he has, from Sunday, 20th May, commenced his visits to Northern Governors and leaders of the region to further consult and dialogue with them with the view to getting their buy-in on the restructuring of Nigeria.
“Consequently, the Governor has visited the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Sunday in Government House, Kaduna, and held close door meeting with him. The two governors will address jointly the press.
“The dialogue with the governors and leaders will be concluded in June before the 2019 political activities heat up.. Restructuring is not an end in itself but a means to an end. A restructured Nigeria will calm frayed nerves, address the national question i.e the basis of our unity as a people and enhance the peace and stability of the nation.”