Alaafin Supports Restructured Nigeria

Alaafin Supports Restructured Nigeria

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, has thrown his weight behind other prominent Nigerians who are calling for the restructuring of the country.

The highly revered monarch believes Nigeria’s current setup is hindering its progress and hence the need for restructuring.

He was speaking at the launch of a book titled: Samuel Ladoke Akintola In the Eyes of History. The event held on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The book, written by Femi Kehinde, is a biography and postscript on the late Akintola.

Oba Adeyemi traced the first Federal Government’s interference in state affairs to the dispute between the late Akintola and the late Obafemi Awolowo. Both  men were prominent Yoruba politicians.

The first time the Federal Government interfered in a state’s affairs began when the government at the centre interfered in the feud between Akintola and Awolowo. The government, in support of Akintola, declared a state of emergency in the old Western Region, snowballing into a serious crisis.

Speaking on the loud chorus of restructuring, Oba Adeyemi said the North was favoured with revenue allocation while more states and local government areas were created in the region. 

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