A group identified as the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has stated that the present administration of President Mohammadu Buhari has put Nigeria in a suffocating state.
Eric Omare ,Spokesman of the group, made this assertion after President Buhari announced that the unity of the country is non- negotiable.
It would be recalled that Buhari admonished the militants in the Niger Delta region to surrender their arm because Nigeria will continue to remain undivided.Omare described Buhari’s approach to solving the problem in Niger Delta as old fashion.
In his words, “The statement by President Buhari to Niger Delta militants on Wednesday, June 6, 2016 that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable is an old-fashioned approach to the resolution of national problems.
“The circumstances of the present-day Nigeria demand a renegotiation of the future unity and existence of Nigeria.
“This demand is not peculiar to the Niger Delta region but cuts across all parts of the country. For Nigeria to make progress President Buhari should dump his old-fashioned approach to the unity of Nigeria and face the reality of the present-day situation.
“Nigeria as presently constituted is suffocating and the federating ethnic nationalities can no longer bear the suffocating effect of the defective structure which hampers the development of the country. It is in the interest of all Nigerians to renegotiate the future unity of Nigeria.
He furthered that what Nigerians are clamoring for is a country with unity of purpose and not what is presently obtainable where one person has to dictate what should happen to all.