OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has given a clue of what the term ‘restructuring’ means to him and how the controversy which it has generated in the polity can be resolved.
In doing this, Saraki identified five ways the National Assembly can help restructure the country for the overall benefit of all Nigerians.
Saraki made this disclosure at a retreat organized by the Northern Senators’ Forum (NSF) in Katsina on Tuesday while reiterating the need to keep the country united while working to ensure that all regions get their rightful share of developmental programmes and projects.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, the President of the Senate, also urged the NSF to commit to providing worthy leadership that would help mitigate the pains inflicted by boko haram terrorism, most especially on how to ensure that the estimated 12 – 15 million out of school children in the affected areas, return to the classrooms.
Speaking on five ways that would bring about equity in the country, the president of the red chamber said: “My own restructuring is when we work towards economic development in every part of the country, so we can all take pride of place in the Nigerian project, and no region is seen as a weak link.
“My own restructuring is when we oversee the budget process to ensure equitable spread of critical infrastructure in every corner of the country, so that no region is left out of the gains of economic recovery.
“My own restructuring is when we create jobs and enhance food production so our people do not go hungry.
“My own restructuring is when we educate our children so that they can realise their full potential and partake in the promise of the future.
“My own restructuring is when we place a premium on delivering good governance, fight against corruption, valourise honesty and live to serve the people – without betraying the trust reposed in us.”
According to him, his idea on restructuring “is not merely cosmetic, but has the power to truly transform lives.”