Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigerian leaders must address issues of nepotism, ethnic and religious difference and lack of patriotism among the populace, for the much agitated restructuring to be meaningful.
Jonathan said this on Thursday at the 18th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme, “Restructuring: Why? When? How?” held in Abuja.
The former President said “the point I am emphasising is that restructuring on its own without love of country, national unity, unifying leadership and building strong institutions and values may not take us to our destination.”
Jonathan who chaired the occasion said leaders at all levels must encourage a healthy conversation on restructuring and reforms that stir national pride and love and faith of all citizens of the country.
“Discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds because some of the challenging issues at the national level still exist at the state and local levels,” he said.
He maintained that the issues of tribe and religion have continued to limit the unity and progress of the nation, and should be rejected in order for the country to achieve greatness.