Dr Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State, has urged secessionists in the country to examine the huge benefits of an unified Nigeria.
According to Fayemi, who is also the head of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), restructuring is the best alternative for Nigerians, who also believe that dialogue is a key gateway to peace and growth.
Fayemi, speaking as a guest lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s combined ninth and tenth Zik Lecture Series in Awka, Anambra State, urged the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba Nation led by Sunday Adeyemo to concentrate on restructuring.
“If separation and secession are not as easy or simple as their proponents imagine, and given that they do not provide any guarantees that a better future can be secured through them, the demands for a national restructuring would seem to me to be worth keeping on the table for deeper consideration,” he said.
In other news, reports suggesting that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has refuted his statement on the Lekki tollgate have been labeled “false news” by the Ministry of Information and Culture.
The Minister has consistently maintained that no one was killed in the incident at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. On Monday, November 15, the Lagos state Judicial panel of inquiry investigating the tragic occurrence submitted its report to the state government, confirming that some individuals died during the shooting incident and that the police and Nigerian Army are responsible for the deaths.
Many Nigerians have been waiting for the Minister to respond to the panel’s conclusions. Since then, many Nigerians have been expecting the Minister to respond to the panel’s conclusions.
The Ministry of Information has disputed accusations that the Minister has reversed his former position on Facebook.
Please see the Ministry’s post below.