The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, says it is unfortunate that the federation of Nigeria is still built on falsehood 61 years after independence.

He 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.



The Yoruba generalissimo noted that the country had the potential to be great again if the regions were given the autonomy to develop at their own pace.

According to him, regionalism would allow the states to build their security architectures and their respective economies stressing that this would enhance true federalism.

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…

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