Unless Nigeria returns to true federalism or regionalism, the country may break up within the next three years, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has warned.
The Yoruba monarch warned that the current situation where the federal government allegedly favours some regions, while ignoring the interests and necessities of other regions, would lead to the break up.
“Before I became the Aare Ona Kakanfo, I don’t do anything without spiritual investigation. Quote me, Nigeria will not move forward if we don’t go back to true federalism or regionalism. If we don’t go back to regionalism within three years, Nigeria will break,” he said in excerpts of a media interview posted on his Instagram page on Sunday.
Adams cited the Federal Government’s recent rescue of over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from a government secondary school in the northern Nigerian state of Katsina, through alleged payment of ransom to their abductors.
He said on the flip side, the traditional ruler of Ifon in the southern state of Ondo, Oba Israel Adeusi, who was the Olufon of Ifon, was killed by unknown gunmen and “nothing” was done about it.
Nairalovers had reported that Oba Adeusi was disembarking from Akure after attending a meeting in the state capital when he was killed along the Benin-Owo Highway on November 27.
His suspected killers were said to have been arrested by the recently established Ondo Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun Corps, on December 2, 2020.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo said insecurity in the country had continued to worsen because “a few elites” who the current system of government favours, were against restructuring of the country.
He said, “344 students (Kankara schoolboys) were kidnapped, we now paid ransom for each one. A PhD holder was killed in Igangan, an Oba was killed in ifon, but nothing happened.
“Our policing is supposed to be in four layers – federal police, regional police, state police and local government police. [But] we’ve remained as one layer of policing and that’s the problem.
“Unfortunately, few elites in Nigeria do not want Nigeria to return back to regionalism.”
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