PAY NO ATTENTION TO GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON.
Yakubu Gowon had his chances to fix Nigeria but he did not. Nigeria had so much money in the 1970s that he did not know what to do with it. Gowon ignited a civil war in Nigeria by discarding a duly signed Aburi Peace Accord witnessed by General Joseph Ankrah of Ghana. Now he disavows restructuring after supporting it. Perhaps, he wants to start another civil war.
If General Yakubu Gowon was incompetent to run Nigeria in his thirties, how can he contribute to the debate in his eighties when dementia is already setting in? The press do not have to report every statement by every past significant person. “I get am before no be property.” If they must, there must also be a disclaimer.
It is impossible to break up “500” tribes into more manageable units but possible to run the “500” tribes as one with the Hausa-Fulani in charge. If he managed Nigeria’s oil money well in the 70s, there will be no talk of restructuring Nigeria today.
Africastallestman advises General Yakubu Gowon to keep out of the current debate on restructuring. He had his chances which he squandered.