Against the backdrop of calls for true federalism, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said restructuring was not the panacea to the nation’s current socio-economic woes.
Instead, Ganduje explained that Nigerians for now needed to restructure their mindsets to return the country to the path of progress.
The governor noted that the United States was more geo-politically fragmented and had more nationalities than Nigeria, yet it remained the strongest nation in the world.
According to Ganduje, the US attained its present status because of the ability of its leaders to harness the positive thoughts and actions of its heterogeneous population and not by restructuring the country along geopolitical divides.
Ganduje, who spoke during a social event organized in honour of delegates to a pre-election meeting of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, in Kano, advocated that Nigeria should devote attention to tapping from the potentialities of its youths for national integration and development.
Lamenting the high prevalence of corruption in Nigeria, the governor argued that youths were the best segment of the society to lead in the crusade against it, in view of their physical and intellectual capacity as well as their leadership potential.
Earlier, Acting National President of the council, Comrade Ibukunoluwa Oluwole, commended the Ganduje administration for hosting their meeting and requested monthly subvention and office accommodation for the state branch of the council.