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Nigerians express divergent views on creation of Oduduwa Republic, Fadaka currency

Nigerians have come out to precise divergent views over the agitations of a bunch, 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 varied causes for his or her condemnation and assist.

Agboola Murtala, a media commentator mentioned 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 response to 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 regardless that the proponents have been short-changed. We have now real causes to battle however not for the creation of a state. Nigeria might be higher off if we sit down and resolve our points. Our flesh pressers are our downside 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 at all times come out from nations. In case these agitating for the Oduduwa Republic get it achieved, 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 at all times been an agitator of 1 Nigeria. However the current scenario on this nation is paving means 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 positive factors of nationhood constructed by previous administrations via his nepotistic inclinations. He killed Nigeria and he should be blamed for every little thing that’s occurring 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 towards 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 should be tackled collectively.

“There may be 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 did not 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 vogue a means out for an making certain and soothing co-existence amongst ethnic nationalities must be paramount for the Buhari’s administration”, he added.

A human proper activist, Waheed Lawal mentioned as a Nigerian, he doesn’t consider 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 achieved that will run opposite to these legal guidelines.

Ismahil Tiamiyu expressed the identical views insisting that the Oduduwa Republic is admittedly 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 response to him, “It will possibly solely stay on Social Media. Anybody who declares such within the public, I’m positive 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 assume secession could be practical on this twenty first century. It could 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 mentioned granting the Yorubas Oduduwa Republic on this current authorities is an impossibility.

Whereas canvassing for useful resource management as a means 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 skilled famous that he was for it in as a lot as it’s a negotiated one which had handed via a legitimate referendum.

Oloyede mentioned he’s additionally favourably disposed to the adoption of a brand new foreign money to go together with the brand new nation.

Ayo Ologun disclosed that he’s in assist of cessation by no matter identify it’s known as, as long as it’s achieved via the prescribed technique of the legislation as acceptable by worldwide normal.

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

He, nonetheless, condemned the adoption of a brand new foreign money on the idea 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 at all times been the pacesetter when it comes to improvement in Nigeria.

For him, “The Oduduwa Republic is thus a proper step in the correct course. 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 pressured marriage to Nigeria.
Given the present dispensation, an excellent structure and God-fearing leaders, Nigeria will get higher in 2091. Are we prepared to attend that lengthy?”

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