Date: August 22, 2019, 10:05:49 PM
Nigeria haunted by Gowon’s 1966 mistake – Uko: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Everybody took decisions that benefited their immediate ambition. Most of the permanent secretaries and cabinet secretaries that endorsed centralization of the revenues by General Gowon thereby strengthening this unitary structure that inspired our unjust constitution, were from the Southern Minorities. They didn’t realize the mistake they were roping their progeny into. They even opposed the Aburi Accord. They supported General Gowon as he centralized the purse and commandeered all earnings to the centre. Our own constitutional gurus also made mistake of endorsing this unitary structure during the making of both the 1979 and 1999 constitutions. We cannot come out of our problems as a nation unless we face the truth. Only devolution of powers through a new constitution can save Nigeria.