The Director-General of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Yima Sen, has said the forum was yet to make a decision on the issue of restructuring Nigeria.
He made this known while speaking at the Handshake Across Nigeria summit held in Lagos on Monday.
Yima Sen said: “As a group, the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has met several times with the northern governors and the northern traditional rulers over the issue of restructuring and discussions are still ongoing.
“But one thing we have decided is that we are going to dialogue with our people and know what they want.
“Most often, the elites push an agenda because they think that is what those they are leading want and they usually do it out of pride and arrogance.
“We need to move from the level of sentiments to the scientific. It is important that when such important issues are discussed, the elites should be humble enough to ask their people what they want and that is what we are doing.
“We are not going to decide for our people whether they want restructuring or not. We are going to ask them and listen to what they have to say.”