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Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 1:43pm On Oct 10, 2017
Why We Must Restructure Nigeria

By

National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity)

Public discourse in Nigeria in the past one year, at least, has been largely dominated by the idea of “restructuring”: from political gatherings to places of worship; from print to the broadcast media; from market squares to ivory towers; from airport lounges to motor parks; and from legislative houses to protest marches – calls for and against the restructuring of the Nigerian project have reverberated with striking and often alarming persistence.

The restructuring idea has received various interpretations among both its proponents and its opponents, including as a call for such initiatives as the devolution of political power from the Federal Government to the States or indeed to regions, fiscal federalism, public control of the economy, a change in the system of government and even a return to pre-1914 Nigeria.

Whatever the exact meaning of this newfound Nigerian buzzword, and it is not the intention of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) to get bogged down in an effort to define it with any precision, we consider ourselves duty-bound to draw attention to various critical issues about today’s Nigeria that should have a direct impact on the main restructuring debate.

There is little or no disagreement among Nigerians and students of Nigerian history about the fact that from either the amalgamation in 1914 or independence in 1960 to the present, the Nigerian project has not been particularly successful. Judged by reference to such indices as gross domestic product per capita, infant mortality, life expectancy, literacy, physical and social infrastructure, cost of governance, and public-sector efficiency, the Nigerian experiment has, for the most part, proven an unmitigated failure. For this singular reason, the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) is of the firm view that urgent and radical measures are required to rescue Nigeria from impending disaster.   

We are resolute in our belief that rationality and good conscience demand the restructuring of any polity that:

1. obscenely rewards political office holders who “served” for only 4 or 8 years, with hundreds of millions of Naira in lifetime pensions and free housing, while retired civil servants who sacrificed as long as 35 years of their lives in the service of the nation, slump and sometimes die, on endless queues, waiting for paltry pension receipts that they cannot be sure will ever come.

2. An educational system that brazenly demands from one pupil a score of up to 130 points while requiring from his or her classmate a mere 4 points to qualify for the next class, solely on the basis of their different ethnic backgrounds, certainly needs to be restructured.

3. A federation in which the Federal Government exclusively controls the making of laws and policy in relation to a 68-item Excusive Legislative List, while sharing powers with State Governments in relation to a 24-item Concurrent Legislative List, requires restructuring.

4. A federal state in which officials of the federating units embark on a monthly pilgrimage to the seat of the central government in order to collect funding and occasional subventions (without making much of an effort to grow their respective subnational economies) is surely a good candidate for restructuring.

It is our considered opinion that these, and many other manifestations of structural imbalance, are not only major impediments to the socioeconomic development of Nigeria, but also the major triggers of the increased tension and restiveness across the country.

We, therefore, join in the various calls on the federal government to pay heed to the urgent need for a structured and democratic response to the clamour for a redressing of the imperfections in the structure and style of our country and its governments, in the interest of a more united, prosperous and peaceful Nigeria.


Arthur Boje Esq.
Pyrates Cap’n
National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity)


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/restructuring-nas-urges-fg-pay-urgent-attention/
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 1:46pm On Oct 10, 2017
shocked
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 1:57pm On Oct 10, 2017
Lalasticlala, pretend it's a snake topic and take it to the front page.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by black9jaberry: 2:09pm On Oct 10, 2017
Nice oone
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by cosby02(m): 2:23pm On Oct 10, 2017
Chai....everybody dey get opinion for naija mata.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 2:35pm On Oct 10, 2017
cosby02:
Chai....everybody dey get opinion for naija mata.
What is chai? Do you have problem with the message or the messenger?
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by lordimmaogidi(m): 2:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
Ahoy SeaDogs!!! Deck ur cappings

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Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 2:55pm On Oct 10, 2017
lordimmaogidi:
Ahoy SeaDogs!!! Deck ur cappings
What is this one saying? You have nothing to contribute to the topic?
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by cosby02(m): 2:57pm On Oct 10, 2017
Acheron:

What is chai? Do you have problem with the message or the messenger?
i dont have problem with any of them.



Its just how bad Nigeria is.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by dannytoe(m): 3:09pm On Oct 10, 2017
Buhari still thinking of what to do kachikwu right now.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by lordimmaogidi(m): 3:13pm On Oct 10, 2017
Acheron:

What is this one saying? You have nothing to contribute to the topic?
WNC
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 3:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
lordimmaogidi:
WNC
Meaning?
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 3:56pm On Oct 10, 2017
.

Nothing but dogs!

@Ayxmania

Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by lordimmaogidi(m): 5:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
Acheron:
Meaning?
You are a Lubber!!!

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Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 6:04pm On Oct 10, 2017
Yes!
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Isokowadoo: 6:08pm On Oct 10, 2017
Cult Again
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 5:49am On Oct 11, 2017
IditaBoy:
.


@Ayxmania

IditaBoy, but why quote me? You have started drinking adulterated Schnapps abi??
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by black9jaberry: 6:39am On Oct 11, 2017
Sometimes the way grown up address pertinent issues and make mockery is saddening. An association makes pressing demand and what we see are 'near irresponsible words'. If you don't have any positive word/write up, just keep quiet

I weep for Nigerian youths
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 6:55am On Oct 11, 2017
lordimmaogidi:
You are a Lubber!!!
Okay
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 6:59am On Oct 11, 2017
black9jaberry:
Sometimes the way grown up address pertinent issues and make mockery is saddening. An association makes pressing demand and what we see are 'near irresponsible words'. If you don't have any positive word/write up, just keep quiet

I weep for Nigerian youths
It's quite disheartening really when grown and educated folks begin to act like stupid uneducated folks. Some uneducated people even reason rationally than most of these people. Instead of them to address the issue being raised by the association, they start typing all sorts of rubbish and that tells of one thing, bad education.

I join you in weeping for the Nigerian youths. The future is indeed bleak with these set of youths.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Oloripelebe: 7:22am On Oct 11, 2017
grin grin grin cheesy

Over to u Airlords and Black aaxe grin
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 7:50am On Oct 11, 2017
ayxmania:


IditaBoy, but why quote me? What's my own with pyrates kini? You have started drinkinkig adulterated Schnapps abi??


You’re also a dog, that’s why.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 8:06am On Oct 11, 2017
IditaBoy:



.
Oloshi u go be dog!!
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Acheron: 8:55am On Oct 11, 2017
ayxmania:

Oloshi u go be dog!! I can see you like them pyrates! Omo egbe okunkun buruku.
Keep wallowing in ignorance
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 9:33am On Oct 11, 2017
ayxmania:

Oloshi u go be dog!! I can see you like them pyrates! Omo egbe okunkun buruku.

Says a foolish Bucaneer who spent his undergraduate and presently expending his post-graduate days doing ‘confra’.

Shebi you dey always call Pyrates your ‘cousins’, that makes you a dog too. A rabid one at that cheesy
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 10:44pm On Oct 11, 2017
IditaBoy:




Oloshi ni bobo yii.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 10:45pm On Oct 11, 2017
Acheron:

Keep wallowing in ignorance


angry sad angry
Eshey
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 7:44am On Oct 12, 2017
ayxmania:



Oloshi ni bobo yii. I refuse to be lured into cultism.

Says the godfather of cultism, smh.

Mr. Buccaneer.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 8:47am On Oct 12, 2017
IditaBoy:


Says the godfather.

Bros, I belong to Jesus.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 8:49am On Oct 12, 2017
ayxmania:


Bros, I know u want me to 'BAM' but I no do. Go find someone else. I belong to Jesus.

cheesy cheesy

Says a bitch with ifa beads on his wrist.
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 8:52am On Oct 12, 2017
IditaBoy:


cheesy cheesy

Says a bitch with ifa beads on his wrist.
.
Oloshi oya come n be going.
Come n wash PhD for us na
Re: Restructuring: National Association Of Seadogs Urges FG To Pay Urgent Attention by Nobody: 9:07am On Oct 12, 2017
ayxmania:
.
Oloshi oya come n be going.
Come n wash PhD for us na

You don dey Modaship?

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