Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, says many of the people calling for the restructuring of the country are hypocrites.
In an interview with NAN on Friday, Musa said some of the proponents of restructuring are doing so for ulterior motives.
He said only very few individuals are calling for the restructuring for genuine reasons.
“Some of them are making the call (for restructuring) as part of their political agenda, some for ethnic supremacy, others for resource control, while some are for their secessionist agenda,” he said.
“Only very few are calling for restructuring for the genuine reason of promoting development, unfortunately, there is no consensus on the form that restructuring should take.”
The former governor, however, noted that there was need to promote unity and development in the country.
He said he is opposed to any form of restructuring that would threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria or promote inequality.
“Many people have come up with various ideas of restructuring, some of which to me, will not promote development, like the creation of more states,” he said.
“To me, the best form of restructuring is the one that will achieve three things: one, promote the unity of the country; two, empower the regions via a shift to regional system of government, and three, that would put the economy in the hands of government and not the private sector.”
Musa explained that a shift to the regional system of government would foster healthy competition among the regions “which is good for national development”.