Amid agitation by leaders of the South East for the creation of an extra state within the zone, Kaduna State governor and chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Committee on True Federalism, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that it could be a grave injustice to agitate for equal unequals.
According to him, even in inhabitants and assets, the areas of the nation should not uniformly endowed. He, nonetheless, mentioned although the representatives of the agitators had been few in quantity, “the majority must always win.”
Speaking at a city corridor assembly organised by his committee to get inputs from youths, the governor mentioned when individuals speak about restructuring, most proponents consider their zones whereas nobody thinks of the nation.
He mentioned: “The best injustice is making an attempt to make equals unequal and unequals equal; issues should not achieved like that. What do I imply by that? There are those that have mentioned that Nigeria and United States are the identical.
“It is rather like saying everybody who’s six ft, 5 can play basket ball. As human beings, we’re equal however you can not come and stand right here and say we should always create 9 states in every zone, Nigeria is just not equal, likewise the inhabitants and assets, you may’t try this.
“The representatives of the agitators are few in quantity and so the bulk should at all times win. The president of the nation exists, the Senate exists and there are 36 states of the federation.
‘’We the outdated ones are nonetheless right here, a few of us are good, some are dangerous, just like the youths however you should study to stay with us as a result of we’re nonetheless right here.
“Now, some individuals say as a result of now we have oil, allow us to have useful resource management. We should assume of what’s within the general curiosity of Nigeria.
‘’By that I imply what works for everybody. Because what works for one a part of the county won’t essentially work for the opposite and so so long as we’re from one nation, we should look for what’s of widespread good, not the one which serves one curiosity group.