The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected calls by individuals and groups to restructure the country, describing such as unwarranted and unpatriotic.
Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Sunday.
Mr. Shehu labeled such calls as “recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country.”
The statement read, “The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to do one thing or another or else, in their language, ‘the nation will break up.’
“Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of a health crisis.
“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”