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query_builder May 28, 2018 16:36:06

By Amaka Josiah-Okoli

Igbariam (Anambra East), May 28, 2018 (MOI) A two-day International Conference by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University ended with a call for restructuring as an option for survival of Nigeria.

This according to the organisers was for a more functional system of Government.

The conference, which was the 4th by the faculty, took place at the institution’s Auditorium, Igbariam Campus in the Anambra East Local Government Area (LGA).

The conference was aimed at highlighting the importance of restructuring before next year’s General Election.

In a speech, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, said that the event was in line with the effort and commitment of the institution toward providing solution to challenges facing the society.

The VC was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ellis Idimobi.

Earlier, Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Godwin Onu had pointed out that restructuring was necessary to promote true federalism and to make for a system, where equity and justice would prevail.

Prof. Onu, a former Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko observed that restructuring would help Nigerians to reap the benefits of democracy.

``It will strengthen the unity and indivisibility of the country’’.

In his paper presentation, a Guest Speaker from Department of Political Science, Benue State University, Prof. Oga Ajene, maintained that actualisation of true federalism, remained a solution to the problems of the nation.

The Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Okechukwu Nwankwo expressed delight at the turnout of the students and other participants.

He noted that the event was aimed at enlightening the students on happenings in the country as they would be the leaders of tomorrow.

The Head, Mass Communication Department of the university and Chairman, Organizing Committee, Dr Venatus Agbanu, attributed the crisis in the country to injustice and preferential treatment to some sections.

He, then, called on leaders of thought from all tribes to come together and suggest the best way to restructure the country for overall benefit of all the component units. (MOI)