Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group Afenifere declared on Thursday that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, insisting that the country must restructure itself to survive the nearby cliff.
“The truth is that the country has become practically ungovernable and unless we restructure and restore Nigeria to federalism, the country is on the brink of collapse and God should save us from the worst case scenario,” Afenifere said.
This was contained in the statement issued at the end of the meeting of the national caucus held at the Akure country house of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
In the statement signed by the group’s secretary of National Advertising, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere asked the Federal Government to immediately implement the report of the 2014 national conference.
The group also called on the federal government to immediately open the borders of Seme and three other borders in the southern part of the country.
The meeting denounced what it called the federal government’s attitude of “a dog that suckles its own puppies and kills other animals for lunch according to border management.”
It read: “While the Seme and other southern borders have been closed for a year against our people and recently opened for the use of Dangote and BUA, Nigeria is building a railway line and a N30b road to connect with Fulanis in the Republic. from Niger with whom the Fulani who run Nigeria have cultural kinship.
“We reject this apartheid policy and demand the reopening of Seme and other southern borders now!
“As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of Buhari’s rule, we are equally beset by attendant poverty as well as worsening insecurity across the country with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits. lurking and the government defenseless and unable to govern effectively.
In the recent #EndSARS protest, Afenifere rebuked the federal government saying: “It has become more disheartening that the Nigerian government continues to tell all the lies about the massacre despite the revelations from CNN and the Lagos coroner announcing unidentified bodies dumped in his mortuary from October 19 to 27, 2020.
“It smells like an absolute lack of conscience that someone keeps talking about a” massacre without corpses “.
Afenifere said he was not sure the current investigation would be able to unravel what happened in Lekki.
“For example, we deduced that two groups of soldiers arrived in Lekki, one from Lagos and one from Abuja. What mandate was given to each and by whom?
We need to know why the governor of Lagos was allegedly prevented from reaching the president after changing the curfew and after the massacre, “the statement added.