Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olisa Agbakoba has opined that Nigeria is an “artificial creation” which can “blow-up” at any time.
Agbakoba made the observation while faulting a statement credited to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo saying Nigeria is an indissoluble country.
Speaking with Vanguard, the former NBA President maintained that Nigeria’s sovereignty is not sacrosanct.
According to Agbakoba, “I see every politician saying restructuring, but I disagree. I think there is a misconception error in assuming that restructuring will work.
“I also think the Acting President was wrong to say that Nigeria is indissoluble. There is nothing sacrosanct about Nigeria.
“It can blow-up any day. It is an artificial creation. It was made in 1914 and when it was amalgamated, we were not there.
“It was amalgamated for the interest of the colonialists who wanted to export things from Nigeria. And since 1914, till date, we have not had any home grown process in which people are involved in with creation of their constitution.
“Nigeria’s sovereignty is not sacrosanct. Nigeria’s sovereignty is sacrosanct for those eyeing 2019. They will deceive us, and get to 2019, pretending that restructuring is the issue. They are now climbing on the band wagon of popularism.
“We are so gullible in this country. Among the 180 million Nigerians and 160 million youths unemployed, we have no road, no health care, nothing. Yet we continue to be deceived.
“This is part of the warning we need to pass on as civil society. Restructuring is not in the interest of Nigerians. How many Nigerians understand what restructuring is about?”