The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has said 90 percent of Yoruba people in the diaspora don’t want anything to do with Nigeria again.
Adams stated that rather the Nigerians living abroad are seeking to have a nation of their own.
Speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT in Lagos, Adams, who said the issue of the Yoruba Nation has not died down, pointed out that most of the youths are not happy with people like him who are advocating for a restructured Nigeria or a return to regionalism.
He said, “I don’t think the issue of Yoruba nation has died down. Yorubas in the diaspora are done with Nigeria. They don’t want a country called Nigeria anymore. About of 90 percent of Yoruba people in the diaspora don’t want to be associated with anything called Nigeria anymore. Even when people like us talk about the return of the country to regionalism or True Federalism, they don’t like it.
“They will call me and say ‘Aare, why are you still talking about Nigeria when all we want is the Yoruba nation?’ I have to explain to them that you have an option. If you want to pull out of Nigeria, it is either through war or you go through a referendum in the United Nation. When we are talking of war, are we ready for war? Are Yoruba people prepared for collateral damages?