With the theme “Imperatives of Restructuring the Nigerian Federation for greater stability and peace”, the lecture was held at Nwawka Building Paul University Awka.
Delivering the lecture, a one-time Minister of Information, Professor Walter Ofonagoro, who was a guest at the event, said restructuring the Nigerian Federation was long overdue, considering the various agitations from groups and organizations across the country.
Professor Ofonagoro posited that the noticeable imbalance both in revenue sharing formula from Federal down to local government levels, creation of state and unequal distribution of amenities to Geo- political zones, contributed to the imperativeness of restructuring.
He said that restructuring the country should start with a review of the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate the current yearnings of the masses, while all resolutions reached at the last National Conference should be implemented.
The Vice Chancellor, Paul University, Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe, in a welcome address, said Paul University has been matching forward as a model for faith-based universities in the country with predictable academic calendar and highly qualified and dedicated Staff, to produce enterprising graduates to drive the development and enterprise of the country.
The chairman of the occasion, Venerable Professor Chinedu Nebo, called for an all inclusive governance and equitable revenue sharing formula in Nigeria.
The climax of the event was the bestowing of Paul University Friendship Award on deserving individuals.