The Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, has known as on Nigerian leaders to handle the considerations of youths agitating for a breakup of the nation.
The monarch believes the younger Nigerians are unsure of what the long run holds for them contemplating the current realities within the nation.
Speaking when he featured as visitor on Channels Television’s News Night on Monday, the standard ruler pressured the necessity to repair Nigeria.
He mentioned, “The truth be told, people are just frustrated, people are very frustrated; that’s why you are seeing agitation left, right, and centre,” he mentioned.
“If things are in place properly, if institutions are properly entrenched, we are not going to be having such agitation at all. For me, it is a sensitive matter because they (the agitators) are youths; because they are very afraid of the future. What does the future hold for them?
“The system has not even supported any of their dreams before, nobody even cares about them other than their parents. Some of them even lack parental value and background, and support; so, they will expect the system to support them.”
In current instances, there have been elevated agitations for secession and self-determination of various areas within the nation, principally led youths.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) – a bunch of younger Nigerians within the South-East is agitating to interrupt in a foreign country, some youths within the South West are additionally calling for a Yoruba Nation.
This has, nonetheless, been publicly condemned by a majority of conventional and political leaders in each areas who distance themselves from the motion of the youths.
Although Oba Adeyeye is among the distinguished Nigerians who insist a united Nigeria is a means ahead, he warns leaders in opposition to turning a deaf ear to the yearnings of the agitators.
“For me, it is a very tight position but what is key for me is whoever that is agitating, let our leaders talk to them. Let us cultivate a listening ear; it is important.
“It is very sensitive, it is not an ideal thing; if a country is big, the better for everybody. The strength of us together is better but when agitations like this are coming us, listen to them,” the monarch mentioned.