The Structure of Nigeria's Restructuring Rhetoric

16 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2017

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Adesoji Farayibi

Centre for Allied Research and Economic Development (CARED); University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Date Written: September 11, 2017

Abstract

The recent narratives in the public domain focus on the national issue of Nigeria’s restructuring. This call seems to be highly ratifying as it cuts across every part of the country. There had been contributions from former leaders and public office holders including former presidents, vice president and former governors. The academia, civil societies, professionals, students, politicians, religious leaders, serving governors etc. are not left behind. However as laudable as this call sounds, there is a wide disagreement over the real meaning of restructuring or what exactly needs to be restructured. This divergence in views is showcased by the way many people perceive what constitutes Nigeria’s problem. Except these views are reconciled, the call might be an effort in futility. Unless the structure of the clamored Nigeria’s restructuring is understood, the whole brouhaha might be a travesty eventually. This paper reviews the recent ongoing agitations for restructuring in Nigeria with a view to understanding the structure and reconciling the views.

Keywords: Restructuring, Re-federalization, Secession, Resource Control, Democracy, Politics, Nigeria

Suggested Citation

Farayibi, Adesoji, The Structure of Nigeria's Restructuring Rhetoric (September 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3035520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3035520

Adesoji Farayibi (Contact Author)

Centre for Allied Research and Economic Development (CARED) ( email )

Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria ( email )

Ibadan, Nigeria
Ibadan, Nigeria
Ibadan
Nigeria

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