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Navigating Nigeria’s Crisis: Urgency For Change

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Chief Gani Adams, Aare Kakanfo of Yorubaland, advocates for the Parliamentary System to address Nigeria’s political issues.

Adams also expressed concern over the raging spate of insecurity in Yorubaland, saying the South west has become vulnerable to threats, especially kidnapping and killings.

The Aare Onakakanfo who is the Grand Patron of the Yoruba diaspora organization, Yoruba One Voice (YOV) spoke at a conference of the organisation.

He voiced global Yoruba One Voice concerns about prolonged insecurity, notably in Yorubaland, with casualties, including three traditional rulers.

Adams emphasized parliamentary government as the best solution for Nigeria’s structural imbalances.

“He emphasized the conference’s timely intervention in the nation’s challenges, stressing the urgent need to overcome current difficulties.”

“This conference wakes up everyone involved in managing our region.”

“Issue of security is fundamental to the growth and development of every nation. However, we cannot continue to pretend as if nothing is wrong.

“I believe we need another security conference to address the urgent call for restructuring. The first one resulted in establishing Amotekun.” And there is need to enhance the operation of Amotekun as well as the security architecture of the South west.

“My letters to international communities and interventions in South West security have mitigated potential worsening situations.”

“So, whatever problem we face today  has to do with the structure of our government. I have been advocating restructuring as the best solution to the structural  imbalances of Nigeria.

“With the Parliamentary system of government, every region will be at liberty to address its political and socio- economic problem and the central will be vibrant.

“Regional governments across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones will harness our diversity, fostering healthy competition and rivalry among regions.”

“Each region would develop at its own pace. The federating units will have their policing structure that will take care of the safety at the  region.

The Guest lecturer, Prof.Olufemi Otubanjo, a professor of Political Science, University of Lagos spoke about the topic titled: Yorubaland

Otubanjo stressed proactive security measures for the Southwest, emphasizing the importance of identifying potential threats.

The university don also described the seven types of  threats, saying  both Internal and external threats are existential to human nature.

He noted that it was reasonable to measure the various threats and the impact on the lives of the people.

“Threats are heterogeneous. Human beings are products of various social and  environmental threats that are either internal or external, depending on our ability to identify those threats.

“We, as human beings, also face threats stemming from various factors, including both human and environmental ones.”

“Yorubaland is bleeding. We must act now by recognizing threats and planning solutions to combat kidnappings.”

“We should evolve a mitigation strategy that can help in reducing the kidnapping scourge across the southwest.

“Every society is responsible for the kind of threats it is experiencing. For instance, the prevailing security challenges across the country was as a result of our failed society.

“The kidnapping scourge in Yoruba does not occur in isolation. It is the bye-product of the Nigerian failed society and there is a need for urgent responses.

“There is need for community policing where  people would be conscious of how to secure themselves as well as the people of their community.”

“Mr. Debo Adekoya traced Nigeria’s economic history, noting that ex-President Buhari left with a $47 billion external debt in 2023.”

YOV General Secretary, Prince Adedokun Ademiluyi said the Yoruba organization will continue to pursue the ideology of a true, fair just society, where all Yoruba will be liberated.

“We will never relent in our efforts to seek good government across Yorubaland because that is the ideal of our organization.

Meanwhile, Iyalode Abike Ade urged the Federal Government to tackle the country’s economic woes, noting the impact on Nigerians abroad.

She stressed Nigeria’s hardships deeply impacting them and their families’ economic situations.

She said the feeling abroad was that the safety of Nigerians cannot be guaranteed and the current hardship has affected the entire country.

“There is need for the Federal Government to look inwards and see how it can salvage the situation. Nigeria is going through a lot of challenges.The security deficit is affecting us, as well as the poor economy and nobody is spared”.

Prince Adesegun Dosumu, the conference moderator, reaffirmed YOV’s commitment to tackling national issues via international conferences.

YOV members at the conference: Prof Kolawole Raheem, Chief Victor Adewale (Sweden), Alhaji Gani Wahab (Sweden), Mr. Mark Oyetunde (Germany), Akogun TNT (Malaysia), alongside other guests.

Chief Alice Eniola (USA), Otunba Agbeke Ade(Canada), Mr.Gbenga Onasanya,Yeye Atinuke Junaid, (Ireland), Prince Ladigbo (Qatar),

Mrs. Modupe Shodimu (USA), Chief Larry Aderoju, Yeye Oodua ( UK) Christana  Bamidele, Mr. Segun Ogunpitan(Senegal), Asiwaju

Kayode Idowu (Mali), Olori Adenike Adedipe (Canada), Prince Adedapo Adesanmi (South Africa), and Mr.Tayo Oguntayo (South Africa) among others

 

 

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