Scholar, politician and entrepreneur, Professor Pat Utomi, has said that the North has no influence outside Nigeria.
According to him, the region depends for survival on Nigerian politics, arguing that without that, it would be empty.
He said it was the reason North was scared of restructuring.
Speaking at a virtual press briefing ahead of the Never Again conference, which will mark the 51 years of the end of the Civil War, Utomi said:
“There is a real crisis in the north that the south does not understand. That is why they are scared of restructuring because they don’t know where it will lead them, and outside of Nigeria, they are formless; there is no north.
“It is recalled that Nigeria fought a bitter and internecine 30-month civil war that left in its wake a sharply divided nation with mutual suspicion, hatred and resentment across racial and regional lines. An estimated one million victims were killed immediately before and during the war.”