Proposed Yoruba Nation: Nigeria Must Not Fail, Alake Insists
The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has appealed to those calling for the secession of Nigeria to shelve the idea, insisting that, if Nigeria fails as a country, the entire black race has failed.
The monarch said those beating the drum of war in the country are not only calling for chaos in Nigeria but in Africa at large.
Oba Gbadebo made this known when he played host to the National President of the National Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Musa Muhammed Maitakobi, the Chairman of RTEAN in Ogun state, Titilayo Akibu and other members of the association in his palace in Ake, Abeokuta.
The monarch said, Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe, political or religious afflictions must work together for the greater good of the country, insisting that Nigeria is better as one united nation than breaking up.
Correspondent John Felix reports that Alake's advice is coming on the heels of the declaration of Yoruba nation and Southwest secession from Nigeria by Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.
The first-class monarch said Nigeria cannot afford to go through another civil war, stressing that no country in the world will be willing to have over 250 million Nigerians as refugees.
While commending the national president of RTEAN for transforming the nation's road transport sector, the Monarch urged the Federal government to pay attention to road transportation just as it did for rail transportation.
On his part, National President, RTEAN, Musa Maitakobi said, the association has concluded plans to inject new buses into the nation's road transport sector, to aid the easy movement of passengers from one point to another.
He said members of the association have been carrying out their activities in line with the rules and regulations of the country.
Maitakobi however awarded Oba Adedotun as the grand patron of the association in recognition of the monarch's support for RTEAN.