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The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has raised the alarm that Nigeria might cease to exist in the next two years if the plethora of crisis in the country is anything to go by.
Speaking on Sunday, he stressed that the government’s urgent implementation of true federalism was the only way to save the nation from going off the rails and breaking into several pieces.
According to the Generalissimo of the Yoruba race, the country’s governance has exhibited a lack of coordination, despite the insecurity situation, the economic downturn, and deteriorated institutions, among other things.
The Odua People’s Congress, OPC, leader Adams said this at this year’s Okota celebration in his hometown of Arigidi-Akoko, in Ondo State’s Akoko North-West Local Government Area.
He emphasised that the country’s ongoing problems would only get worse as a result of the drive to adapt Nigeria to a unitary system of government.
‘With the insecurity issues in Nigeria, there is nothing that can be done if we do not have federalism. If we do not allow federalism on the basis of regionalism, I’m afraid within two years, this country will break.
‘You can see how the wave is coming. Not only wave of insecurity, even the economy, depreciating of institution, lack of coercion in governance. Definitely, there is danger ahead if the Nigerian government did not act fast to restructure Nigeria to regionalism.’
Meanwhile, many Nigerians have continued to call for the political restricting of the country insisting that it is the only way to sustain the union which has now been seriously polarised along several lines. Ahead of next year’s elections, a number of Presidential aspirants hoping to succeed President Buhari have signified their interest to restructure the country.