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Middle Belt Minorities Set Up 10-Man Committee On Restructuring Of Nigeria

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Posted: Jul 14, 2016 at 6:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Onoja Audu

Jos – The Association of Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities (ASOMBEN) has set up a 10-man committee to prepare a draft position paper on restructuring as the call for restructuring of the country heats up in parts of the country.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of ASOMBEN one-day meeting in Jos, Plateau State, to brainstorm on the likely position of the Middle Belt on the restructuring.

According to the communiqué, the summit resolved to gather opinions from stakeholders and put together a Biddle Belt position on the subject within the next six weeks.

The group had earlier shared a working document in which thirty-nine of them, calls for some form of the restructuring of the country but expressed disappointment that only one came from the Middle Belt.

According to the communiqué signed by Hon. Toma Jang Davou, its National Chairman, and Comrade Pius Attah, Secretary and made available to Independent in Jos the association charged the committee with the responsibility of investigating the status of the Atakar/Ganawuri disagreements and report back.

Earlier in his remark at the opening of the summit, Hon. Davou, chairman of the association, said while other parts of the country and eminent personalities from other zones had voiced their opinions on restructuring, little or nothing had been heard from the 14 Middle Belt states and the FCT.

He said that no one could say precisely what the government is likely to do, adding that they should be proactive in case the government decides to restructure the country.

“It is imperative we fashion out a position for the Middle Belt on the matter, document it well and give it a wide publicity now.  No one should determine our destiny but we ourselves,” he said.