Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has lamented that it is unfortunate that Nigeria’s federation is still built on falsehood 61 years after independence.
He noted that the country has the potential to be great again if the regions are given the autonomy to develop at their own pace.
He stated that such would allow the states to build their security architectures and their respective economies to enhance a true federation.
Adams made his position known in a statement titled, ‘At 61, Nigeria’s federation built on falsehood – Gani Adams’, signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi on Thursday.
The statement partly read, “Many would, no doubt, describe Nigeria as the giant of Africa, but the irony of our present situation in the country is that at 61, Nigeria’s federation was built on falsehood, and that has affected the entire system.
“For instance, the spate of insecurity has reached an alarming state with bandits killing and maiming Nigerians every day.
“The senseless killings, banditry and kidnappings across the land have been a major challenge for the present administration, and we cannot but call for Nigeria to be restructured along regionalism where all the six states in the South-West will control their fortunes and have their destinies in their own hands.
“Insecurity can only be tackled when each region has the autonomy to control their security architectures.”