Following the set up of a nine-man committee by the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the issue of restructuring, the head of the committee, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that that the body would hold 13 hearings on the subject.
Whilst fielding questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday El-Rufai said, “We are going to start public hearings round the country from September 18. We have published a call for memoranda and we have started receiving a lot of comments and memoranda, particularly from young people who had never been part of this restructuring conversation, and we will go to every part of the country.
“We’ll have 13 public hearings all across the country, and by the time we listen to Nigerians and synthesise their views, we will compile and make recommendations to our party on how to operate true federalism as we promised in our constitution.
“What is important for us in the APC is to separate the signal from the noise. There is a lot of noise about restructuring, there is a lot of opportunism, there are people that restructuring is their career, that is their meal ticket and we’ll put that as the noise.”