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Corruption deeply rooted in Nigeria -Justice Rhodes-Vivour laments

Nigerians have come out to precise divergent views over the agitations of a gaggle, the Oduduwa Republic which not too long ago launched a foreign money often called Fadaka.

Their views had been additionally prolonged to sure people who’re additionally calling for the Yoruba nation to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Those that spoke to DAILY POST, superior numerous causes for his or her condemnation and assist.

Agboola Murtala, a media commentator stated he doesn’t see the creation of the Oduduwa Republic as an answer to the issues at hand.

He defined that as it’s, the Egbas and to some extent Ijebus are the dominant teams inside the Yoruba nation.

In line with him, “All of the Yoruba nationwide leaders, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Lt. Gen. Oladapo Diya, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, Prof. Wole Soyinka and others are from Ogun State.

“There are challenges to which the Yorubas have contributed. Yoruba assist put in this nationwide authorities though the proponents have been short-changed. We’ve real causes to combat however not for the creation of a state. Nigeria might be higher off if we sit down and resolve our points. Our legislators are our drawback as a result of they’re egocentric and self-centred. As for the brand new foreign money, I don’t know something about it. Is it within the proposed Oduduwa Republic or in Nigeria?”

A former Osun Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Seun Adeoye affirmed that “Nations will all the time come out from nations. In case these agitating for the Oduduwa Republic get it completed, I can guarantee you that in years after others will come to demand independence from it. It might be Ekiti, Ijesa, Ijebu, Oyo, Ibadan or Ketu republics.

“So, will I assist the Oduduwa Republic or not? I’ve all the time been an agitator of 1 Nigeria. However the current scenario on this nation is paving manner for a rethink. What I do know we get flawed is management. Why wasn’t there such a transfer throughout President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration? It’s as a result of all people felt secured and their pursuits had been cared for. However Buhari blew off all of the features of nationhood constructed by previous administrations by way of his nepotistic inclinations. He killed Nigeria and he have to be blamed for every thing that’s taking place now.”

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Ibrahim Quadri suggested the proponents of the Oduduwa Republic to tread cautiously including that the purported foreign money being circulated on social media is an affront in opposition to the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He urged the leaders of thought in Yoruba land to name the agitators to order, noting that the present occurrences within the nation is a problem for each citizen and have to be tackled collectively.

“There’s an pressing want for the Federal Authorities to convene a nationwide convention so {that a} workable structure might be enacted to handle the curiosity of each geo-political zone of the nation.

“It’s appalling that successive governments in Nigeria have didn’t yield to the requires the restructuring of the nation. This failure has exacerbated the secessionist struggles particularly within the southern a part of the nation. Sitting at a spherical desk to trend a manner out for an guaranteeing and soothing co-existence amongst ethnic nationalities must be paramount for the Buhari’s administration”, he added.

A human proper activist, Waheed Lawal stated as a Nigerian, he doesn’t imagine within the agenda of the Oduduwa Republic or any that has to do with the break up of Nigeria.

Lawal emphasised that Nigeria is a rustic ruled by legal guidelines and nothing must be completed that might run opposite to these legal guidelines.

Ismahil Tiamiyu expressed the identical views insisting that the Oduduwa Republic is absolutely pointless right now.

He reminded the Yorubas that the present secessionist agenda bore a semblance to the agitation for Biafra and the way it began.

Citing South Sudan for example of a failed try at breakaway, he maintained that no nation breaks away simply including that Biafra and South Sudan remained a dream.

On the difficulty of the Fadaka foreign money, he defined that it was a joke that has been taken too far.

One other respondent, Steven Olagundoye, is of the opinion that it’s a treasonable offence and a mirage that may by no means see the sunshine of the day.

In line with him, “It will possibly solely stay on Social Media. Anybody who declares such within the public, I’m certain could be duly prosecuted by the Federal Authorities.

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“Nigeria is a multi-ethnic nation, put collectively by legislation and a Structure, and we should proceed to cohabit as a nationwide entity. I don’t suppose secession could be lifelike on this twenty first century. It will solely culminate in one other civil warfare; worse than ‘Biafra’.”

He proferred a restructuring of the nation which Nigerians have been clamouring for over time.

Adewuyi Arowoogun, one other respondent stated granting the Yorubas Oduduwa Republic on this current authorities is an impossibility.

Whereas canvassing for useful resource management as a manner of transferring the nation ahead, he attributed the present agitation for Oduduwa Republic to fallout of frustration occasioned by a failure of governance on the high.

In expressing assist for a Yoruba breakaway, James Oloyede, a diet knowledgeable famous that he was for it in as a lot as it’s a negotiated one which had handed by way of a sound referendum.

Oloyede stated he’s additionally favourably disposed to the adoption of a brand new foreign money to associate with the brand new nation.

Ayo Ologun disclosed that he’s in assist of cessation by no matter title it’s known as, as long as it’s completed by way of the prescribed technique of the legislation as acceptable by worldwide commonplace.

In his phrases, “A folks need to resolve how and with whom they need to dwell with out coercion. Nobody has the suitable to place collectively individuals who don’t need to be collectively. Such self-realisation and declaration have to be led by folks of impeccable character and accepted management.”

He, nevertheless, condemned the adoption of a brand new foreign money on the premise that it was flawed to introduce one when a rustic is but to return into existence.

Oluwadare Adewumi in supporting the decision for the Oduduwa Republic revealed that the Southwest area has all the time been the pacesetter by way of growth in Nigeria.

For him, “The Oduduwa Republic is thus a proper step in the suitable path. Improvement is quicker with much less inhabitants and lesser tribal conflicts. I do know with time different areas too will get themselves divorced from the compelled marriage to Nigeria.
Given the present dispensation, a superb structure and God-fearing leaders, Nigeria will get higher in 2091. Are we prepared to attend that lengthy?”

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