Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday challenged Nigerians to decide whether they wanted to restructure the country or not.
He said he would no longer advise the government publicly.
Atiku spoke yesterday in Minna, Niger State, after meeting ex-Military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello.
The meeting, held at Babangida’s home, lasted about two hours.
Atiku arrived at Minna Airport at 12:40p.m. and was received by the governor and they both went to Babangida’s home.
After the meeting, the former VP addressed reporters. “I came to visit Gen. Babangida and wish him well.”
He said he would no longer advise the government in public, adding that his advice would be channelled confidentially.
“If I have to advise the government, I will do so in confidence and not on the pages of newspapers.”
On restructuring, Atiku said it depended on Nigerians. “It is up to Nigerians to decide on the restructuring of the country.”
He was accompanied by Cpt. Yahaya Gombe, Amb. Yahaya Kwande, Alhaji Kwaironga Jada and Alhaji Jamilu Jibrin.