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Bad Governance, Cause Of Restructuring Agitation, Says Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that nobody will clamour for the restructuring of the country once the Federal Government adopts a just governance model.

He said that a governance model that emphasises the equitable distribution of resources and projects will promote unity and the rapid growth of the country.

Addressing the National Executive Council of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) on Tuesday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that unless the Federal Government takes the right steps to address developmental challenges, agitations for restructuring will intensify…

He said: “Nobody will clamour for restructuring once things are put in the right perspective. Unless the right thing is done, the clamour for restructuring will never stop”.

The governor explained that delivering credible elections at all levels will also help reduce the level of agitations in the country.

According to him, credible elections will keep leaders on their toes and make them work for the people, instead of the present situation where leaders fail to work, but rely on INEC and Police to help them rig elections.

He said: “If rigging is eliminated from the system and the will of the people matter, leaders will sit up and work for their communities. However, INEC and police form obstacles to credible elections in Nigeria”.

Governor Wike pointed out that all Nigerians must work together to address the challenges in the country.

He advocated for the enthronement of merit in the country. The governor said that the relegation of merit in critical areas have led to failure and under-development.

The Science Teachers are in Rivers State for their 60th Anniversary.