Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the calls for restructuring, increased regional autonomy and secession will not meet the long-term aspirations of Nigerians for a better life.
Amaechi also said it was unfair to blame the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari, for the rising poverty rate in the country as the problem preceded the current administration.
He, however, said the concerns raised by Nigerians about the future of the country were legitimate and indicated “great patriotism and love”.
He also said the concerns could only be addressed successfully if Nigerians stood united as one nation in spite of all challenges.
Amaechi spoke while delivering the 34th convocation lecture of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, titled ‘Beyond Our Imperfect Union: The National Question and Nigeria’s Future.’