Restructuring is unarguably one of the most discussed issues in Nigeria, with many groups and politicians urging President Muhammadu Buhari to decentralize power to the state level.
Although President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly rejected advice, claiming that the 1999 constitution is not Nigeria’s problem because it contains nearly 70% of the 1979 constitution.
But let’s assume that President Muhammadu Buhari finally restructures this country. A lot of things will change. Every region will be able to manage its own resources and security.
Every region will have its own regional capital, and Abuja will have less power and authority.
However, these are the five states in Nigeria that are most likely to be the capitals of each region.
Oyo State (South-West).
Based on its vast land area and abundant resources, this state has a 60 percent chance of being designated as the capital of the South-West region.
Even before the 1914 amalgamation, Oyo state served as Yoruba land’s big brother. With all of this, I believe the state will be considered the capital.
Imo state: (South-East)
Imo state is more likely to be the capital than the others in the south-east region of Nigeria. It has the most resources and the largest economy in the region.
Imo is one of only two states in the region blessed with crude oil in the South East.
The fact that the people who live there are widely literate and have a low poverty rate compared to others will undoubtedly help the state.
Kano State: (North-West)
Apart from having the largest economy in the North-West region, this state is also known as the oldest and most beautiful state in the north, which can not be overlooked.
The state is also the home of the Hausa people, Nigeria’s majority tribe. With all of this, I am confident that no state can hijack the capital of the North-west region from Kano.
Rivers state: (South-South)
Apart from being known as Nigeria’s commercial center after Lagos, this state has also been blessed with many infrastructures and resources, such as crude oil.
No state in the South-South Region can push Rivers aside because the state is already blessed, and making it the region’s capital will ensure more success for the South-South.
State of Bauchi (North East)
Apart from being one of Nigeria’s agricultural giants, it is also regarded as one of the country’s most attractive states.
the security challenges that exist in Nigeria’s North East, the state is still regarded as one of the most peaceful in the country. I don’t believe any state in the North-East region can prevent Bauchi from becoming the region’s capital.