Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has observed that geo-political restructuring is not the panacea to the nation’s current socio-economic woes, pointing out that Nigerians need to restructure their mindsets instead, to return the country to the path of progress.
He posited that the USA is more geo-politically fragmented and has more nationalities than Nigeria yet, it is by and large, the strongest nation in the world.
According to Governor Ganduje, “the USA attained its present status because of the ability of its leaders to harness the positive thoughts and actions of its heterogeneous population and not by restructuring the country along geo-political divides.”
The governor, who was speaking during a social event organised in honour of delegates to a pre-election meeting of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, in Kano, advocated that Nigeria should devote attention to tapping from the potentials of its youths for national integration and development.
Lamenting the high prevalence of corruption in Nigeria, he argued that youths are the best segment of the society to lead in the crusade against it in view of their physical and intellectual capacity as well as their leadership potential.
Governor Ganduje stated that his administration has put in place machinery for constructive engagement of youths in the scheme of affairs, explaining that the appointment of youths into key positions in the government is a pointer in that direction.
On the forthcoming election of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, he advised members to vote for credible leaders who would advance the cause of the association, assuring them of the support of his government.