The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) has disagreed with these agitating for Yoruba nation, saying Oduduwa himself wouldn’t need Nigeria to interrupt aside.
The Chairman of NANS in Ogun State, Comrade Damilola Simeon, disclosed this in an unique interview with DAILY POST on Tuesday.
Simeon, who mentioned these clamouring for the secession of Yorubas from the Nigerian nation might need their real causes, nevertheless, affirmed that “the stance of NANS can by no means be for the disunity of our expensive nation, as a result of the organisation which I symbolize is one which has to do with the entire Nigeria.”
In response to him, “NANS doesn’t do with one tribe or the opposite. Whether or not you’re Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo, I consider we’re all Nigerians. Fulanis are all Nigerians.”
The scholars chief maintained that his best curiosity because the NANS JCC Chairman of Ogun State, “is to propagate the unity of Nigeria and to emancipate our folks the extra.”
He didn’t mince phrases as he acknowledged emphatically that, “I’ll by no means be occasion to secession and I’ll by no means subscribe to the concept of Nigeria being disunited, neither will I assist tribes going their separate methods.”
He spoke additional that, “As an alternative of considering of secession, I’ll advise that everybody ought to return to the drawing tables; let’s come collectively and have a look at methods of restructuring this nation. Secession is just not the way in which to go, restructuring is what we want.
“If our leaders could be candid sufficient as all of us return to the drafting board and consider methods of restructuring this nation, I believe many of the issues we’re having on this nation will change into a factor of the previous.
“Secession would by no means are available in a straightforward manner, it would result in tribal or civil struggle. On the finish of the day, lives, property and numerous issues shall be misplaced; numerous havoc and hazard will occur to the nation and that may draw us again.
“I’m not subscribing to the appearance of Yoruba nation. Although I’m a Yoruba boy and an offspring of Oduduwa, however I do know Oduduwa himself wouldn’t need Nigeria to separate; as a result of all that it’s going to deliver is issues and bloodshed. It received’t come straightforward. So, I implore our leaders throughout all geopolitical zones to all try to be candid with us on this nation.
“Some persons are someplace having fun with the ‘dismay’ we’re struggling on this nation. As issues are falling aside, some persons are cashing out, and we should put them to disgrace.
“I wish to beg all Nigerians, let’s begin considering of restructuring as an alternative of secession,” the Ogun NANS chief pleaded.
DAILY POST experiences that Oduduwa is alleged to be the progenitor of all of the Yorubas.