NCWS Demands Total Restructuring of Nigeria

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Abimbola Akosile

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has advised the Federal Government to take a holistic approach in its programme in re-positioning the country, as calls intensify for the restructuring of Nigeria.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the President of the council, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, said Nigerian women support the proposed restructuring of the country by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

However, she said the restructuring should `wear a human face’ with gender sensitivity. She noted that the issue of restructuring was not new, adding that “it has been with us as a nation for a long time. In the 50s women championed the issue of restructuring and brought it to the front-burner in Nigeria.”

Shoda said women from all walks of life would come together to lend their voices in the advancement of Nigerian governance through the restructuring agenda.

“We will gather all the women from the local government to the state and national levels to deliberate on the issue and come up with our position. We want to have a say in the restructuring of Nigeria, it is not going to be an all-men affair as usual.

“We need to bring in our own perspectives to the discussion. As Nigerian women, we want this country to be restructured if we must survive as a nation,” she said.

Shoda said Nigerian women would look at different issues that have been raised on restructuring from different angles before taking a position.