'This country must be restructured', Edwin Clark tells Tinubu

Edwin Clark

Chief Edwin Clark

By Naomi Sharang

Chief Edwin Clark, a former Federal Commissioner of Information has said the National Assembly must consider restructuring of the country in its ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution to tackle the current security, socioeconomic and other challenges facing the country.

The elder statesman who spoke during a church thanksgiving service held to mark his 97th birthday anniversary said Nigeria must be restructured so that everybody will be equal, aspire to any position and for development of all regions of the country.

“This country must be restructured. President Bola Tinubu should face the political problem of this country for the development of all regions.

“This country has to be restructured so that everybody will be equal; so that every Nigerian can aspire to the position he wants to be.”

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Leader, who expressed joy at 97 said, “I feel very happy; very much reassured about my own life. I feel very much fulfilled and I give thanks to Almighty God that I am 97.

“I appreciate those who are taking care of my welfare and my security. I thank Nigerians too”.

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He also called for a more united Nigeria where there would be more jobs created for the youths.

Earlier, Reverend Canon Bola Ogunyannwo, Assistant Priest of Saint James Anglican Church, described the celebrant as an individual who has dedicated his life to serving God.

“He is a very humble man who God has blessed to achieve a lot for our nation. Who has sponsored so many persons to rise to greater positions.

“Politically, he has done his bit,” he said.

Ogunyannwo also said that so far, President Tinubu has achieved a lot with the signing of people-centred bills adding that a lot of other progress has been realised.


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