Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, PanYoruba Group, and Voice of Reason(VOR) have urged the Federal Government to use regionalism as solution to tackling the various security challenges in the country.
Aare Gani Adams made the disclosure while playing host to the newly appointed leaders of the Yoruba group at his Omole Phase 2 residence, in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Yoruba generalissimo said Nigeria has lost the battle to secure the country to terrorists, who daily terrorize the people across the country.
He added that the formation of the Southwest Security Stakeholders Group (SSSG) was in response to the prolonged security challenges bedeviling the region, maintaining that the security group is always ready to secure the region.
Use Regionalism To Address Security Challenges-Gani Adams, VOR Charge Government
Adams, stated further that the visit by the leadership of VOR was in response to the growing concern of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters and other well-meaning Nigerians on the security quagmire across the southwest region.
“I want to thank the leadership of VOR, a group of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters comprising intellectuals for this meeting.
“From their history, VOR has been consistent in promoting the ideals of true federalism”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the group, Otunba Olusola Adekanola, said the meeting with the Yoruba leader was aimed at proffering lasting solutions to the security challenges in the southwest.
Adekanola restated that the Yoruba group is concerned about the protracted security challenges in the country, saying regionalism remains the only solution to tackling the myriads of security challenges in the region.
VOR chairman expressed worry that the region is becoming volatile with the rampaging attacks of the terrorists.
He admitted also that the role of Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land in terms of intelligence gathering and surveillance cannot be taken with levity, adding that the group will continue to partner with the office of the Aareonakakanfo on the issue of true federalism, insecurity, and most importantly, the unity of the Yoruba race, which could help in securing the southwest.
The Parakoyi Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land,Prof.Raheem Kolawole in his remarks urges other prominent Yoruba groups to rally round the Yoruba generalissimo in his efforts to ensure that the southwest region is safe for the people.
Other members of the group present at the meeting include the Secretary, Dr.Leke Oshunniyi, the Assistant Secretary, Mr.Kamar Raji, and the Publicity Secretary, Deacon Owolabi Oladejo among others.
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria