Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, says Nigeria will continue to suffer if the country is not restructured.
In a communique issued on Friday at the end of its meeting in Ogun state, Afenifere noted that lack of restructuring is responsible for the challenges the country is facing.
The group also said it is in support of the plan to ban open grazing in the southern region of the country.
“A constitution based on federalism was operating in the country until 1966 when the military consigned the Constitution into the dustbin. Since then, Nigeria has not been enjoying true federalism,” the communique reads.
“We in Afenifere believe very strongly that failure to practise federalism and increasing Unitarisation of the country were largely responsible for the travails Nigeria is suffering today – and will continue to suffer – unless Nigeria is restructured!
“We have no doubt about this at all. We are happy to note that some who were either opposed to restructuring or hesitant of it are now embracing it. We therefore demand that Restructuring should be effected NOW!
“Our hope is that the National Assembly will be sincere in its effort at reviewing the Constitution.”
In April, Ayo Adebanjo, acting national leader of Afenifere, said President Muhammadu Buhari has a “hidden agenda” for refusing to heed the call to restructure Nigeria.