Aare Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has stated that majority of Yoruba people are ready for self-determination.
Gani Adams stated this on Wednesday in Lagos during the public presentation of a book, titled, ‘Roundtable Discussion on Economy and Restructuring in Nigeria.’
In his statement, the Aare noted that the power bloc was not ready to restructure the nation.
“I support the popular view that we have graduated from restructuring to self-determination but the main powerful block is not ready. This is what Yoruba leaders are clamouring for. If Nigeria is not restructured in the next three years, the future is bleak. We have different types of restructuring; so they should know the kind of restructuring that they want. If Nigeria will be restructured, we have to borrow points from 1960 and 1963 which give room for regionalism. Through the Abacha (late Sani Abacha) regime, it also allowed that the six zones can develop at their own paces. My own is self-determination, you prepare for negotiation,” he stated.
Also, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, stated that most of the resources in the south were enjoyed mostly in the north.
The Ooni who was represented by the Alara Oodaye of Ife, Oba Segun Layade, also called for the re-introduction of histroy in school curriculum.
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