Connect with us

News

Fashola predicts Nigeria facing Brexit experience

Published

on

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has expressed fears that Nigeria may experience the Brexit experience.

Fashola said Brexit’s experience is inevitable unless youths in the country are given political education to make them understand the issue of restructuring. He aired his opinion while speaking as a guest speaker at the 76th anniversary of the Island Club in Lagos at the weekend.

Brexit refers to the decision by some people in Britain for the country to leave the European Union (EU), a choice that has thrown the country into confusion.

Fashola argued that the quest for better life had resulted in relentless agitations by some Nigerian groups pushing diverse ideologies in their demands for restructuring. He said that Britain was currently grappling with the problem of whether to stay in the EU or not because the youth segment of the population did not fully understand the implications of the referendum they participated in.

He stressed the need for adequate education of the younger segment of the Nigerian population to ensure those right choices were made in repositioning the nation’s diversity to avoid the Brexit experience.

Speaking on “Restructuring: Lessons from Brexit,” Fashola gave a detailed history of the evolution of the United Kingdom, which he said, was similar to Nigeria’s 1914 amalgamation that merged the Northern and Southern Protectorates.

He explained that the insatiable quest for better life was the root of the clamor for restructuring in Nigeria, noting that measures to create new identities had compounded problems throughout human history.

“Let us decompose that word and let everybody be specific. There is so much confusion. Don’t hide restructuring under one word. Bring it out, so that we know what to choose. Some people are calling for parliamentary system of government.

The new generation must be told that it was the parliamentary system that caused crisis which was difficult to resolve and which led us into civil war. Where people are diverse, a federation is better. There is a great deal of work to be done by the protagonists.’’

Fashola listed countries that broke up without being able to resolve the issues of separation to include Yugoslavia, Sudan, the Soviet Union, North and South Korea, warning against agitations to split Nigeria. The minister said there were currently 86 unresolved boundary disputes as a result of state creations in the country, explaining that the Federal Government was still building secretariats for some new states.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
News3 weeks ago

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton tackles Donald Trump for asking Americans to return to work to avoid crippling economy amid coronavirus pandemic

Sacking service chiefs is threat to national unity — Presidency
Press Release2 weeks ago

President Buhari sends messages to Nigerians on coronavirus, with approval of N5bn intervention fund and another N10bn request

World News2 weeks ago

America surpasses China, Italy to become most infected with coronavirus with 85,000 cases

News2 weeks ago

About 14 percent of the recovered coronavirus patients in China test positive again

News4 weeks ago

BREAKING: Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi dethroned

News4 weeks ago

Kano new Emir, Bayero sheds tear after receiving appointment letter from Ganduje

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Breaking: Outbreak of new Hantavirus in China amid Coronavirus spread

Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanca
News4 weeks ago

Volunteers to receive £3,500 after been infected with Coronavirus in attempt to find vaccine

SCOVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment
News2 weeks ago

COVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment

News2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Man asked to go home and self-isolate after testing positive but no bed space for him

News3 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Nigerian officials barred from foreign trips

Metro3 weeks ago

Couple who reportedly died in Lagos explosion are only children of their parents

News3 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Pastor Oyedepo cancels church services over dreaded disease

Cuba's wonder drug used for treating coronavirus
Science2 weeks ago

Cuba’s wonder drug, Interferon Alfa-2B used for treating coronavirus

News2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Gov Sanwo-Olu thanks health workers as Lagos discharges index case

Viral2 weeks ago

Imam of Peace continues to drag President Buhari…trends #Presidentcovik, #ResignBuhari

Metro3 weeks ago

How I was manhandled by Police, DSS, others – Sanusi

Breaking news3 weeks ago

Fire guts Owode market in Offa

Entertainment6 days ago

Veteran singer Salawa Abeni releases her own nude pictures after being blackmailed with same pictures

News3 hours ago

Kwara: UITH investigates senior consultant involved COVID-19 saga

News3 hours ago

Reps reject Chinese doctors to help tackle coronavirus

News4 hours ago

Covid-19: Again, Lagos on heavy traffic despite lockdown

Press Release4 hours ago

Gov Abdulrazaq’s address on confirmed coronavirus cases (Full text)

News4 hours ago

Stampede as Kaduna distribute foodstuffs to residents

News7 hours ago

COVID-19: We are dissappointed in UITH — Kwara Gov says, as contact tracing of 75 persons begins

News7 hours ago

Coronavirus: Lagos residents defy lockdown with heavy traffic on Lekki-Epe Expressway

Sacking service chiefs is threat to national unity — Presidency
News8 hours ago

Don’t share fake rice to Nigerians, pay N30,000 allowance – Biafra group tells Buhari

News8 hours ago

How I mixed blackseed oil, honey to treat Coronavirus – Makinde

News9 hours ago

Lagos State Govt hints on having definitive cure for coronavirus

News9 hours ago

Coronavirus: Funke Akindele, husband sentenced to community service

News11 hours ago

Outrage as professor of medicine is accused of “colluding” with late Coronavirus patient to hide his travel history from doctors, nurses and burial attendants in Kwara

celebrity news11 hours ago

Halima Abubakar has welcomed a baby boy

News11 hours ago

Six new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Kwara, Edo, Rivers and FCT…totalling 238

crime11 hours ago

Suspected killers of Afenifere leader’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin arrested

News11 hours ago

Student praises his landlord for relief package he gave to his tenants during the Coronavirus lockdown

News11 hours ago

Daddy Freeze slams Christ Embassy’s Chris Oyakhilome for saying FG needed to lockdown Lagos and Abuja to install 5G

News11 hours ago

Kwara begins cash transfer as Gov. Abdulrazaq completes 14days self-isolation

News11 hours ago

COVID-19: UITH suspends senior consultant, Prof. Salami over alleged unethical

News12 hours ago

Kwara confirms two coronavirus cases

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 13,590 other subscribers