State of the nation: Yoruba people have suddenly lost their voice - Theophilus Danjuma

State of the nation: Yoruba people have suddenly lost their voice - Theophilus Danjuma

- Retired General Theophilus Danjuma says Nigeria is experiencing a lot of challenges that require its citizens to 'wake up'

- Danjuma, a former defence minister, accused some people in Yoruba land of playing roles that have not helped the nation

- Leader of the Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, also claimed the southwest has been politically submerged

Theophilus Danjuma, a retired Army General and former defence minister in Nigeria, has said if the country must make progress, its people must be ready to play their parts.

Daily Trust reports that Danjuma said this in Ibadan, Oyo state, during a book launch on the story of the Nigerian Tribune.

The report quoted Danjuma as saying what the country is facing would not make anyone who is aware sleep soundly.

State of the nation: Yoruba people have suddenly lost their voice - Theophilus Danjuma

Danjuma says fifth columnists in Yoruba land have not helped the nation
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“In Yorubaland, everybody seems to have lost their voice, scared. And people appear not to care about what is happening. If I tell you what I know that is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep," he was quoted as saying.

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Danjuma said: "Nigeria is in a big hole as nation. And people who put us in this hole have continued today. So, we’ve to wake up. Only we can save ourselves."

He lamented what he called the activities of fifth columnists in the southwest adding that these set of people have not helped the situation. He prayed that God will continue to bless the country.

The report also quoted Chief Ayo Adebajo, a leader of the Afenifere pan-Yoruba group as saying the southwest had been politically submerged.

On his part, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the country urgently needs restructuring.

He also kicked against the controversial hate speech bill currently going through the process of becoming law the Senate.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chief Ayo Adebanjo recently lamented over the quality of leaders the country has had over the years.

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Adebanjo expressed the sentiment during a Channels TV programme to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.

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