Yorubas meet in September to Decide it’s regions fate based on Nigeria’s Restructuring

LOCAL NEWS, POLITICS

It is agreed that Southwest socio-cultural organisations, at home and in the diaspora, will meet in September to decide status of Yoruba in Nigeria.

The coalition, under the aegis of Yoruba Summit, is seeking to perfect the region’s demand for Yoruba autonomy.

Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said the position of Yoruba nation would be made public.

He disclosed that the summit will have in attendance Yoruba people in the South-west, Kogi, Kwara States and those outside the country will hold in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Odumakin said those expected include governors, top traditional rulers, members of National Assembly, opinion leaders, youths, groups, traders, professional bodies among others.

“The summit will look at the place of Yoruba within Nigeria and articulate the positions of the Yoruba nation for a united, peaceful and equitable federation.

 “It promises to be the biggest gathering of Yoruba in this millennium. All leading Yoruba organisations without exception are on board.

“The planning committee is under the leadership of Dr. Kunle Olajide. The need to get verb for Yoruba noun in the syntax of the Nigerian experience necessitated the summit.”

He added that the summit would also deliberate on all issues relating “to a working Nigeria and Yoruba autonomy within it.

“We have passed through different stages of Nigerian metamorphosis from a federal to a unitary state.

“We need to take a decision on which phase best suits the advancement of Yoruba civilisation.

“It will hold in Ibadan in a matter of weeks but the planning committee will unveil the exact day,” Odumakin told Thisday.

Recall that last Sunday, a group of southern leaders on Sunday invited the North for talks on how to renegotiate Nigeria.

They said current agitations will not stop until Nigeria was restructured along the paths of the 1963 Constitution.

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