Justice Mamman Nasir, chairman of the Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation’s Advisory Council, has called on Northerners to accept calls for restructuring.
Speaking during a courtsey visit to the Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, Nasir said the North must not dismiss the calls for restructuring, as doing so will be dangerous for the country.
He also bemoaned the increased spread of hate speeches in the country.
Nasir said Nigeria was at a crossroads where many issues threatening its continued existence must be appropriately addressed.
He said: ”Nigeria is currently at a stage we may call crossroads, particularly, the challenge is for the North to find the appropriate, well-guided response to the myriads of issues surrounding the nation.
”Most importantly, we cannot dismiss the calls for the restructuring for whatever that stands for, and the desires and threats of some groups to dismember the country as mere developmental challenges.
”The irritating reappearances of the Boko Haram, even with the dogged commitment of the Nigerian Army to end the insurgency for good, are also of concern, similarly the pervading hate speech through the social media that has engulfed our youths in particular has dangerous religious and sectional colours and needs to be urgently attended to resolutely and with tact.”