Yoruba group demands special status for Lagos

Yoruba group demands special status for Lagos

- The Yoruba KO’YA Movement has called for the restructuring of Nigeria

- According to the group, Lagos requires a special status

- It said Lagos money is being used to develop states contributing nothing to the economy of Nigeria

A Yoruba group has urged the Lagos state House of Assembly to grant special status to Lagos state, Vanguard reports.

The group, Yoruba KO’YA Movement, while presenting a 10-page policy paper to the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday, May 8, said it is important that Nigeria is restructured.

The national organising secretary of the movement, Maxwell Adeleye, said: “Every conscious and passionate Nigerian should join the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.

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“The Lagos Ibadan expressway has long been abandoned but we were told last week that N80 billion has been approved for the construction work to resume all because another election is fast approaching.

“According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Lagos State contributes 57% of the total Value Added Tax (VAT) accrued to the federation account in the year 2016 but today, the entire trunk A roads in Lagos are blot on the landscape crying for the attention of Abuja.

“Lagos money is being used to develop states contributing nothing to the economy of the country. We say enough is enough. We demand a special status for Lagos state."

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Oro Festival in Ikorodu area of Lagos state paralysed social and economic activities and restricted movement of women.

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The effect of the activities of the festival kept women off the town despite the assurance given by the police and the traditional institution on free movement.

Also banks and other businesses were shut down, with no vehicular and human movements in major sections such as Aga, Ojubode and motor parks.

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Source: Naija.ng

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