From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Yoruba Community in the Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called for a united and indivisible Nigeria because this is better for peace and development of the country.
The Acting President General of the Community, Jimpat Ayelangbe, disclosed this during the 2017 Yoruba Day celebration held in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, Yorubas should be weary of paid speeches and calls for disintegration because it is not in the best interest of the nation, even as he advised political leaders to know that they came into power through the votes of not only their tribes, so they should roll out programmes that will better the lots of all and sundry.
“As we are gradually stepping into the next political dispensation, I want all of us to ‘shine our eyes’ as we elect the right choice of people to lead us. As we can see today, we’ve been cut off from our people back at home due to unmotorable roads. We therefore call on the ruling party and government to see to the quick repairs of these roads so as to curb the incessant accidents and deaths witnessed on these roads on daily basis.
“We equally want our government to develop a holistic approach to youth unemployment which accounts for turbulence and violence in our nation. The government must try other methods of job creation other than the entrepreneurial approach presently being deployed to solve this problem.
“As there cannot be meaningful development in the absence of peace, I implore our Executives to join hand with other arms of government to address the various bad activities that threaten peace and peaceful coexistence in our nation.
“I personally on behalf of the Yoruba Community Northern States and FCT applaud our fearless Governor, His Excellency Nasir El-Rufai for the steps being taken to return Kaduna to the part of peace even with the recent inauguration of the Kaduna State Peace Commission chaired by Bishop Idowu Fearon,” he said.