- Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, wants the federal government to urgently save the country
- Adams notes that in developed countries, security of lives and properties is important to the goverment
- He also criticises the budgetary allocation of N70 billion for the establishment of ranches
Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, on Tuesday, June 27, reacted to the killings in Plateau state, central Nigeria, noting that the country’s security situation was urgently begging for attention as well as an immediate solution.
Adams described the killing of at least 86 people in Plateau state as a threat to Nigeria’s peace, unity and a dangerous signal to the corporate existence of the country.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything that is possible to make Nigeria safe for the citizenry.
Daily Independent reports that Kehinde Aderemi, Adams’ special assistant on media, in a statement, said: “In all the developed countries across the world, security of lives and property is prominent to the government.
“The situation where about 200 innocent people got killed in a country is too much and unacceptable to us as a people. The figures in all these killings keep increasing day by day, however, the recent attack in Plateau was disturbing, and we cannot continue to live in denial.
“We cannot pretend not to know that the security situation in the country is begging for urgent attention and solution. By saying all is well with us as a nation is to live in denial.
“The Nigerian government is not doing enough on the security situation in the country and every reasonable Nigerians must condemn these acts of ruthlessness.”
Aare Adams further lamented the kidnapping of Olori Olukemi Agunloye, wife of Alahuga of Ahuga Akoko, Oba Samuel Kehinde Agunloye, in Akoko North West.
“Given the present situation in the country, including the kidnapping of the Ahuga Queen, it is obvious that nobody, no matter your status in the society, is safe. And as I have rightly said, our government should wake up and save the situation. It is becoming unbearable to Nigerians,” he said.
Adams, also criticized the federal government’s plan to spend N70 billion of the budget on the establishment of ranches in 10 states.
“The Yorubas don’t always forget history in a hurry. Our experience in Yoruba land between 1824 and 1835 was a sad reminder.
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“However, there are better solutions to the issues of herdsmen attacks and killings, other than the establishment of ranches in states.
“A situation where the federal government spends N70 billion of the budget on the establishment of ranches is not too good for the nation’s economy,” he said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, June 27, directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure that the protection of lives and properties of the citizens in the country is not taken for granted.
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