Worried over what it described as ‘lackadaisical posture’ of the people of Middle Belt to discussion on restructuring of Nigeria, the Association of Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities, ASOMBEN, has set up ten man committee to prepare a draft position paper on restructuring within the next six weeks.
This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of ASOMBEN one day meeting held in Jos, the Plateau State to brain storm on the likely position of the Middle Belt on restructuring.
The summit therefore resolved to gather opinions from stakeholders and put together a middle belt position on the subject.
It had earlier shared a working document in which thirty nine selected calls by various Nigerians for some form of the restructuring of the country, but expressed disappointment that only one came from the Middle Belt.
The communique which was signed by its National Chairman, Hon. Toma Jang Davou and Secretary, Comrade Pius Attah and made available to newsmen in Jos yesterday, the Association also charged the same Committee with the responsibility of investigating the status of the Atakar/Ganawuri disagreements and report back accordingly.
In his opening remarks at the summit, chairman of the Association, Hon. Toma Jang Davou said while other part of the country and eminent personalities from other zones had voiced their opinions on restructuring, little or nothing had been heard from the 14 middle belt states and FCT.
“No one can say precisely what the government is likely to do. However we should be proactive. In the eventuality that government decided to restructure the country, we should have our Blue Print. It is imperative we fashion out a position for the middle belt on the matter, document it well and give it a wide publicity now. No one should determine our destiny, but we ourselves “he said.

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