No Nigerian blood needs to be spilled – Jonathan
GENERAL Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye has called for restructuring of Nigeria to avoid disintegration.
Pastor Adeboye stated this on his Instagram page on Tuesday night as he lent his voice to the #Endpolicebrutality campaign.
According to the cleric, it is either Nigeria is “restructured or we break up. 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. The problems of Nigeria will require quite a bit of simultaneous equation and some of them are not going to be linear either – forgive me, I am talking as a mathematician.
“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.
“Now, we don’t want to break up, God forbid. Without any doubt, we must restructure and do it as soon as possible. A United States of Nigeria is likely to survive than our present structure; this will help across every strata from the police force, military, customs, civil service as a whole. Without any doubt, the present system has just made things difficult for Nigerians, young and old and I’m glad to see the new era that we are entering as we continue to pray and take actions.
Meanwhile, former President, Goodluck Jonathan has warned that no life must be lost as youths continue to protest against police brutality.
Jonathan gave the warning in his Facebook post on Tuesday saying, “no Nigerian blood needs to be spilled or life lost during a peaceful protest that seeks to advance our country. We may hold different views on national issues, but there is no doubt that most people desire the same thing for Nigeria: a place where we can all live out the full potential of our God-given abilities. I implore everyone to exercise restraint as we walk through these challenging times.”