- A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the Yoruba people have been treated as second class citizens in Nigeria
- He advocates for the restructuring of the nation according to regions
- The ex-minister expresses fears that the country might break-up if those from a particular part of the country continue to reject restructuring
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called for the creation of Oduduwa Republic if Nigeria is not restructured by the federal government.
Fani-Kayode made the statement on Thursday, September 7, at a gathering of Yoruba leaders who converged at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamashingba, Ibadan in Oyo state to discuss the position of the Yoruba people in the ongoing call for restructuring.
Speaking at the occasion, the former minister said the Yoruba people had been treated as second class citizens in the country and described such treatment as unacceptable.
In a video footage by Sahara Reporters, the former minister advocated for the restructuring of Nigeria according to regions by devolving power from the centre.
He said 90% of Yoruba people support restructuring of the country.
Fani-Kayode however, expressed the fears that the nation might split if those from a particular part of the country continue to reject restructuring.
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He said anyone who truly believes in the unity of Nigeria will support restructuring because without it, the country will break.
The former minister said Nigeria was not a federation but a unity state with a federal outlook.
Watch Fani-Kayode's comments on restructuring below:
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has taken a swipe at former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and other Yoruba elders saying they were the biggest problem of the region.
The Punch reports that the Ekiti governor spoke at the Yoruba Summit in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday, September 7.
He accused the present Yoruba elders of not doing enough for the region saying Yoruba forefathers fought for them.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asked some people on the streets if they prefer restructuring of Nigeria or for the county to split.