For lasting peace, unity and end to agitations for the independent nations of Biafra and Oduduwa, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called for the immediate restructuring of the country.
He also expressed depression at the level of insecurity in the country, as evidenced by incessant killings, kidnappings and destruction of means of human survival across the country.
The former diplomat called on the government at all levels to deploy more security architecture to curd the growing insecurity across the country.
Anyaoku spoke yesterday at the 10th edition of Chief Emeka Anyaoku Lecture Series on Good Governance, held in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
He said: “Since I returned to Nigeria in 2002, I have been advocating for restructuring of the country, which I know remains the only tool to control the multi-ethnic groups in the country.
“What I read on our national dailies every day about the present security situation in Nigeria makes me, at my age of 88 years, feel depressed. Even at night, I don’t sleep with my two eyes closed any longer.”
Dignitaries at the occasion included Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Senator Ben Bruce, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Afred Nnaemeka Achebe; traditional rulers, lawmakers, political party officials, members of civil societies and other stakeholders.
Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, presided over the event.