By SundiataPOST, Abuja
“The National Conference should offer Nigerians the golden opportunity to discuss an appropriate Federal structure for the country.
“The conference should be made to focus on the required system of government.
“There should be a return to the six federating units, with each unit developing at its own pace“ he said. The former Secretary General said that such units would ensure equitable sharing of proceeds from the nation’s resources.
Anyaoku noted that Nigeria had attained “faster development“ when it operated four regional structure of government.
The guest lecturer, Prof. Jonah Elaigwu, President, Institute of Governance and Social Research (IGSR), noted that Nigeria, like other African countries, was yet to practise true federalism. “No country has been able to meet with the characteristics of federalism so far.
“There is symmetrical federalism in Nigeria. Even America is not a true federalism, “ he said.