Not implementing national conference report is seeking disunity – Nwachukwu

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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sen. Ike Nwachukwu, on Thursday said non-implementation of the 2014 National Conference report as being sought by some Nigerians was a threat to Nigeria’s unity.

Nwachukwu told newsmen on the sideline of a meeting of Primate, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh and eminent members of the communion in Abuja on Thursday.

He said he was in support of restructuring the country, adding that there were a whole lot to benefit from the National Conference report when implemented.

“It will bring what we have been wishing for our country – peace, fairness, justice, happiness, increased productivity and of course respect for every one of us.



“It is unfortunate that some people think it should not be implemented. It is a thing of shame for people to say the 2014 national conference report should not be implemented.

“Anyone who does not want that report implemented is really seeking for Nigerians to vent their feelings in a manner that will not be good for all.

“I am appealing to all those who have not read the report to please read it.

“Also, I know that it was based on what over 400 Nigerians from all walks of life, distinguished men and women have produced in four to five months.’’



Nwachukwu said that except Nigeria was restructured, the country would not have competition among the zones that would in turn create a better country for all.

“If we don’t do that, we might just be seeking for disunity of our country.

“Some of us fought before for our country to be one united country, and it pains me when I see speeches being made by people talking against making the best of our country.

“ No one country can be great based on one value system for year-in year-out. We must make those changes,’’ he said.

According to him, Nigeria started as a federation of three regions, later it became four. Now, we have 36 states. (NAN)

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