Yoruba country’s Aare Onakakanfo, Iba Gani Adams and the pan-Yoruba group Voice of Reason (VOR) have called on the federal government to use regionalism as a solution to tackle the country’s various security challenges.
Both Adams and the group made the call on Friday when the newly appointed leaders of VOR visited the Yoruba generalissimo at his Omole Phase 2 residence, Lagos.
Hosting the VOR team led by its chairman, Otunba Olusola Adekanola, the Yoruba generalissimo said Nigeria had lost the battle to protect the country from terrorists, who terrorize people across the country on a daily basis.
However, Iba Adams said the formation of the Southwest Security Stakeholders Group (SSSG) was in response to the longstanding security challenges facing the region, claiming that the security group is always ready to secure the Southwest region.
Adams noted that the visit by the VOR leadership was in response to the growing concern of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters and other well-meaning Nigerians about the security swamp in the southwestern region, and expressed his appreciation for the VOR leadership, who he said he had been consistent in promoting the ideals of true federalism in the country.
“I would like to thank the leadership of VOR, a group of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters made up of intellectuals, for this meeting.
“From their history, VOR has been consistent in promoting the ideals of true federalism,” he said.
VOR chairman Adekanola said the meeting with the Yoruba leader was aimed at offering sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the Southwest.
Adekanola reiterated that the Yoruba group is concerned about the long-standing security challenges in the country, saying that regionalism remained the only solution to address the region’s myriad security challenges.
VOR chairman expressed his concern that the region is becoming unstable due to the raging terrorist attacks.
While Adekanola admitted that the role of Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land in terms of intelligence gathering and surveillance cannot be taken lightly, he assured that the group would continue to work with the office of the Yoruba generalissimo on real federalism. , insecurity and most important was the unity of the Yoruba race, which he said could help secure the Southwest region.
The Parakoyi Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba Land, Prof. Raheem Kolawole, in his own remarks, urged other prominent Yoruba groups to rally around the Yoruba generalissimo in his efforts to ensure the region was safe from the people.
Other members of the group who attended the meeting included the secretary, Dr. Leke Oshunniyi; including the Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kamar Raji, and the Publicity Secretary, Deacon Owolabi Oladejo.
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