Adams to FG: Give Autonomy to Federating Units

The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said the best political solution to resolve the various secession Call in Nigeria is by giving autonomy to federating units in the country.

His comments follow Justice Abubakar Malami’s statement that the Federal Government won’t rule out a political solution in resolving the crisis surrounding separatist agitations in Nigeria.

Recall that various succession calls had arisen, with Sunday Igboho championing the Yoruba Nation in the South-West. At the same time, Nnamdi Kanu supports the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South-East.

However, the federal government had detained the duo over their calls.
Meanwhile, the Attorney-General of the Federation, while speaking with newsmen, said, “The Federal Government have no choice than to proffer political solution to the two cases – Igboho and Kanu – because whether the Federal Government believe in their cause or not, their followers believe in what they are doing.

“In the South-East, the people already have the mindset that they are being shortchanged and marginalised in the political system. What they are agitating for is either to have their liberation or get a certain autonomy.

“And for Igboho, I haven’t seen the offence Igboho committed than warranted criminal charges. He was pressing his demands peacefully and if the government wants to move this country forward, if the Federal Government does not want agitations to breed in other regions, it should resolve the two cases politically, it is the best option to douse tension.”
However, Adams posited that though the government is against the secession of any part of the entity called Nigeria, it should not be against autonomy for the various regions.

He said, “The government should not only resolve the issue of Igboho and Kanu but to listen to the cries of the people. Even though the government does not allow secession, it should allow the federating units to develop at their pace so that more agitation won’t rise because, without this, more agitations may arise in the country because people are hungry and angry.”

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