Iba Gani Adams Voice of Reason (VOR), a pan-Yoruba group, has asked Nigeria’s federal government to utilise regionalism as a solution to the country’s numerous security concerns.
This was revealed by Aare Gani Adams when visiting the newly appointed Yoruba group leaders in Ikeja, Lagos, at his Omole Phase 2 mansion at Omole Phase 2.
Nigeria, according to the Yoruba war general, “has lost the struggle to secure the country to terrorists,” who terrorist the people of Nigeria on a daily basis.
A security force was formed in response to the long-term threats to the Southwest, he said, and he emphasised that the group is always ready to protect the area.
The visit by the leadership of the VOR was in reaction to the growing concern of notable Yoruba sons and daughters and other well-intentioned Nigerians about the security quagmire across the south west region.
A group of notable Yoruba thinkers, VOR’s leadership is to be thanked for hosting this meeting.
According to him, “from their origins, VOR has consistently promoted the values of true federalism”.
Olusola Adekanola, the group’s chairman, stated that the meeting with the Yoruba leader was intended to provide a long-term solution to the security concerns in the South West of the country.
Adekanola reiterated that the Yoruba group is concerned about the ongoing security difficulties in the country, stating that regionalism remains the sole solution to the plethora of security challenges in the region.
The chairman of the VOR voiced concern that the region is becoming increasingly unstable due to terrorist acts.
He acknowledged that the role of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland in terms of intelligence gathering and surveillance cannot be taken lightly, adding that the group would continue to partner with the office of the Aareonakakanfo on the issue of true federalism, insecurity, and most importantly, the unity of the Yoruba race, which could help secure the South West region.
In his remarks, Yoruba land’s Parakoyi Aareonakakanfo, Prof. Raheem Kolawole, asked other notable Yoruba organisations to support the Yoruba generalissimo in his efforts to safeguard the safety of the south west region’s people.