THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – On Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the Yoruba Summit on Restructuring in Ibadan, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode threatened that he will personally advocate Nigeria’s break-up if the country is not restructured, report says.
Fani-Kayode, like other elder Yoruba kinsmen at the summit, suggests that the country should return to regional structure.
‘It is a call for separation and call to exercise the right to leave the federation. We have been telling people to give Nigeria a chance but without restructuring, this country will break. That is why those that really want the unity of this country will want this. Let’s have a true federation and let’s treat every Nigerian equally,’ he explained.
The former minister warns that Nigeria will break up if it is not restructured.
‘The situation that we are second-class citizens of this country is unacceptable to me and unacceptable to the majority of the Yoruba people. Nobody can silence the voice of the Yorubas. It’s time for us to think again, if Nigeria is not restructured, if we do not have region restructuring, let us prepare for Oduduwa Republic,’ he lamented.
He claims that about 90 per cent of the Yoruba tribe are of the view that the country needs to be restructured.
But he says it is unfortunate that those from a particular part of the country do not acknowledge that and do not wish to accept that.
He urged the present government to listen to the people calling for the restructuring of the country and summoned leaders of political parties across the country to join in the call for restructuring.
‘We call ourselves a federation but we are a unitary state with a federal façade. If we don’t have restructuring we break-up. If we don’t have it, I will personally advocate the break up of this country,’ the former minister emphasised.