Kaduna State Governor and Chairman of ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the agitations for restructuring in the country, stating that it would be a grave injustice to agitate for “equal unequals”.
He explained that Nigeria was not uniformly endowed with equal population and resources hence, what may work for one part of the country might not necessarily work for the other.
Nasir El-Rufai stated that Restructuring should be for the country but people who are calling for it are more interested in their zone.
Speaking at a town hall meeting organized by his committee to get input from the youth, the Governor urged everyone to fight for one Nigeria as the country is better together than when divided.
He said: “The greatest injustice is trying to make equals unequal and unequals equal; things are not done like that. What do I mean by that? There are those who have said that Nigeria and United States are the same.
“It is just like saying everyone who is six feet, five can play basketball. As human beings, we are equal but you cannot come and stand here and say we should create nine states in each zone, Nigeria is not equal, likewise the population and resources, you can’t do that.
“The representatives of the agitators are few in number and so the majority must always win. The president of the country exists, the Senate exists and there are 36 states of the federation.
‘’We the old ones are still here, some of us are good, some are bad, like the youths but you must learn to live with us because we are still here.
“Now, some people say because we have oil, let us have resource control. We must think of what is in the overall interest of Nigeria.
‘’By that I mean what works for everyone. Because what works for one part of the county will not necessarily work for the other and so as long as we are from one country, we must seek for what is of common good, not the one that serves one interest group.