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Utomi, Chidoka back Ohanaeze on restructuring

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Osita Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation and renowned economist, Pat Utomi, have said that constructive engagement on the Nigerian project remained the best way to go.

They said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of the Restructuring Summit organised by Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Awka on Monday.

Mr Chidoka described Nigeria as a product of negotiation which must renegotiate at all times to get the best out of it.

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He said Nigerians must agree that the country must be at peace with itself and lauded the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for providing the platform.

Mr Chidoka advised the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to restrain themselves from standing in the way of dialogue.

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“Nigeria is a work in progress, no country is a final product. So, we need to constantly renew the idea of Nigeria.

“What Ohanaeze has done today is a step in the right direction, Nigeria is a product of negotiation and we will continue to negotiate Nigeria.

“This is the only way Nigeria can thrive and this summit is a good platform for it.

“Nigeria needs restructuring, I am one of those who believe that no matter the decision you take, there is need to come to the table to talk about it,” Mr Chidoka added.

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On his part, Mr Utomi said justice was a condition for peace and sustainable development in any society.

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Mr Utomi said Nigeria was a long-term project where people should focus on long-term goals rather than short-term gain resulting in injustice, desperation and strive.

“I find it necessary that we should all sit down and decide on a modus vivendi.

“It is important we create an atmosphere for engagements that will make our democracy viable and this is one of the platforms.

“It is important to note that Ohanaeze Ndigbo, under the leadership of Nnia Nwodo, has maintained focus and the focus should be maintained,” Mr Utomi added.


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