- Advocates for true federalism in the Nigerian polity are still hammering on its impact
- One of such advocates is the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams
- Adams is of the opinion that it will enhance Nigeria's fortunes in terms of governance
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has stated that true federalism is the best option for Nigeria.
Adams made the comment recently at the 2019 edition of Europe Summit, organized by the Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Zurich, Switzerland.
He urged the federal government to use the resolution of the 2014 National Conference, as well as the 1960-1963 Republican constitution as templates for restructuring.
Adams also noted that Nigerians in the diaspora have a role to play in projecting the image of the country positively to the world.
He encouraged members of the OPU to cultivate the habit of building enduring trust among members.
According to him, the recent partnership between the OPC and the Nigerian police is beginning to yield positive results, adding that the initiative has reduced the spate of insecurity in the southwest region.
In his remarks at the event, the guest lecturer, Alhaji Mallami Azeez, spoke about Unity as a Panacea for Growth and Development of the Yoruba nation.
He said recent happenings in the country have shown that Yorubas can only get it right when there is peace and unity in the country.
He also appealed to the southwest governors to support and cooperate with the region's traditional rulers in ensuring peace across the region
Meanwhile, the leader of the Yoruba people, Professor Banji Akintoye, on Tuesday, October 8, called on the southwest people to stand up and defend their land, saying his mission as a leader of the race is to ensure that the Yoruba takes back its pride of place.
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