The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has raised the alarm that the country has become ungovernable and on the brink of collapse.
Afenifere said: “The truth is that the country has virtually become 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. “Nobody should take this country on any childish ride. We should just implement the report of the 2014 conference now.
“As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of President Muhammadu Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty, as well as worsening insecurity across the land, with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl, and the government is helpless and unable to govern effectively.”
On the EndSARS protests, Afenifere said: “The meeting reviewed the recent protests by young people against police brutality, under the ENDSARS movement and the unfortunate bloody resolution by the repressive Nigerian government.
“To start with, ENDSARS was a by-product of a unitary rule which promotes single policing that does not allow policemen to relate with their culture and in the process violating people’s rights because of clash of culture in the way SARS profile young people whose culture they don’t understand as criminals because they wear some haircuts and by the way they dress. “It was the peak of beastility to open live bullets on peaceful protesters singing the national anthem and holding the national flag as it happened at Lekki Toll Gate on 20/10/20.
“It has become more disheartening that the Nigerian government continues to tell all untruths about the massacre despite the CNN revelations and the Lagos coroner advertising unidentified dead bodies dumped in its mortuaries from 19-27 Oct 2020. “It smacks of absolute lack of conscience for anybody to still be talking of “massacre without dead bodies. We are not sure that the current investigation is capable of unraveling what happened in Lekki.
“We commend the UK Parliament for their bold debate on the malady in Nigeria and welcome their decision to recommend sanctions against top officials of a supposed democratic government in Nigeria behaving like a junta.”
The group also faulted the opening of the nation’s borders for use to Dangote and BUA saying “While the Seme and other Southern borders have been closed for a year now against our people and recently opened for the use to Dangote and BUA, “We reject this apartheid policy and demand the reopening of Seme and other southern borders now.”