Tuesday, Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State governor called for a multi-party committee, for the harmonization of critical areas to facilitate bills that would bring about a restructured Nigeria.
Dickson made the call while receiving the report of the Committee on Restructuring and other matters affecting the Ijaw nation in Yenagoa.
Commenting, the governor said Ijaw nation would be mobilized to join other well-meaning Nigerians to canvass support for a restructured Nigeria, even as he reiterated that, the 2019 election would be a referendum between proponents of true federalism and those opposed to it.
“For us as a people, 2019 election is going to be a referendum. It’s going to be an election that will separate those who are for a restructured and equitable Nigeria and those opposed to it. Our people will be mobilized at all levels to stand by and support those who want an egalitarian Nigeria.” He stated
“Your report deals with a very important issue of how our people will survive within the context of a united Nigeria, how we can achieve a stable, sustainable, progressive and prosperous Nigeria that is immured from internal problems threatening to tear it apart.” He said.
“Unless we have a stable Nigeria where everybody is happy, treated fairly and have space to manage their internal affairs and grow at their own pace, we can’t have a peaceful and sustainable Nigeria.” He added.
In his presentation, Prof. Dagogo Fubara, said the document, which is in 3 volumes, captured the Ijaw position on the issue of restructuring the country.