JUST-IN: Afenifere leader, Adebanjo, appeals to Tinubu to give country federal constitution

The acting national leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to facilitate a federal constitution for Nigeria, saying that was the only way the country could record progress…..CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING

Chief Adebanjo said this at Goke Omisore Annual Lecture (GOAL 2023), organised by Voice of Reason (VOR) while contributing to the topic of the lecture titled “Southwest Regional Integration: The Dawn Commission Approach”, held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island on Tuesday.

He noted that advancing the cause of regional integration among the South West states could bring the desired result unless the constitution of Nigeria was changed to a federal constitution where each state has its autonomy.

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He maintained that President Tinubu should live up to what he has been advocating for when he was in the trenchies fighting for enthronement of democracy and federal constitution.

He also charged the South West states to be united in promoting the economy of their state, just as he maintained that regional integration in the South West was realisable but not possible under the kind of constitution Nigeria is operating now.

Chief Adebanjo lamented that major advancement recorded in the South West economically was when Awolowo was premier of the region,also that all the economy policies he postulated then are still relevant in moving the geo political zone forward.

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Earlier in his speech, the keynote speaker Mr Seye Oyeleye said regional integration can lead to advancement of the South West zone,economically, education wise and as well promote unity,but frown at the disintegration in the geo political zone.

Mr.Oyeleye said it is appalling that South West that was leading academically is now coming last in general examination he said the issue required urgent attention and solution…..CONTINUE READING