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Nigeria Must Retrace Her Steps – Professor Banji Akintoye

Professor Banji Akintoye

Professor Banji Akintoye

Yoruba Leader, Professor Banji Akintoye has come out to say that Nigeria is working for no one right now.

He revealed this today during a surprise party organized to mark his 85th birthday by the Yoruba World Congress in Lagos.

According to him, Akintoye wants a retracing of steps for us to have a clear, fair and effective Nigeria.

He added that things have to change in our nation and we need a sober reflection in Nigeria to finally get things right.

His words, β€œWe should rethink this Nigeria. The way it now does not seem to be for a good purpose, we need to change things. We must have sober reflection devoid of partisan affliction and retrace our steps to where we were before now. Do we need to ask ourselves who is this country working for? We need to review how we wish to live together as a people in order to come up with a clear, fair and effective country.

β€œThe country is not working for the Yoruba people. It is not reflecting the Omoluabi principle that makes up an important part of the Yoruba essence. It is sad that our youths now face a rather bleak future. That is unacceptable and we must rediscover our Omoluabi principle.

β€œLook at the state of insecurity in Nigeria. Consider the prospect of our youths, health care. People are living in abject poverty. I want us to have a sober reflection on the situation in Nigeria. People are sad and unsafe. The future is also not looking bright for a lot of young people.

β€œWhen I think of what we had in mind for this country, our lofty ideas and the great step we took at least in the old Western Region under the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, SAN, and compare with what we have now, I am not happy.”

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