By Taiwo Ajala
President Muhammadu Buhari has replied the General Overseer of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye saying he will
not succumb to ‘threats and undue pressure’ to restructure the
He described Adeboye’s advice as “ unpatriotic outburst” which is ” both unhelpful and unwarranted.”
INFACTNG recalls that Adeboye had on Saturday at a symposium organized to celebrate Nigeria’s independence advised the government to
restructure the country by adopting a combination of the British and American system of government or risk a break-up of the country.
Adeboye said: “Why can’t we have a system of government that is 100 per cent Nigerian, unique to us? For example, we started on with the
British system of government, somewhere along the line, we moved over to the American system of government.
“I believe that we might want to look at the problems of Nigeria in a slightly different manner. Some people feel that all our problems will be over if Nigeria should break up. I think that is trying to solve the problems of Nigeria as if it is a Simple Equation.
“Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we
must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure
or we break up.”
In a Press Statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Communication to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari said he
will not take any decision against the interest of 200 million Nigerians out of fear or threats.
The statement reads: “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.
“Repeat: 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