A professor of political economy and politician
Pat Utomi, has revealed why the north is afraid of restructuring.
Acccording to him, some politicians in the north are afraid of restructuring because they are not sure where it would land them.
The renowned Don made this known during a virtual media parley being organized ahead of the ‘Never Again’ conference to mark 51 years after the civil war,
Utomi noted that the north is unproductive because it largely depends on federal allocation to survive.
“There is a real crisis in the north that the south does not understand. They are painters of people who hate each other very much; that is the truth of the matter. That is why they are scared of restructuring because they don’t know where it will lead them, and outside of Nigeria, they are formless; there is no north,” he said.
Utomi urged northerners to jettison such fears, saying restructuring will help them “become productive and move away from the poverty status”.
Shedding light on the second edition of the ‘Never Again’ conference, he said that the conference would feature Bishop Matthew Kukah, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other dignitaries.