The Olowu of Owu-Kuta, Oba Adekunle Makama, on Sunday warned the likes of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho against the move to disintegrate Nigeria.
The Monarch while speaking with newsmen said the Nigerian government would not allow secessionists to succeed.
Oba Makama described the calls for Nigeria’s break-up by agitators as unpatriotic.
The traditional ruler, who is the Chairman, Council of Owu Obas and Chiefs, added that he would never support the idea and the calls for secession of Nigeria.
The traditional ruler, however, threw his weight behind restructuring through devolution of power.
He said: “The agitation for secession by some separatists and unpatriotic Nigerians is uncalled for. I am not in support of it.”
“I have never been part of it and nobody can force me as a traditional ruler to support such because no one can shave another person’s head in his absence.”
“No serious government would like to see the country in turmoil; the separatist agitation is like waging war against the state.”
“Nobody dares face the federal might and succeed. Nigeria cannot afford to face another civil war.”
“The banditry and Boko Haram insurgency that we have at hand are more than enough. So I will advise the agitators to dialogue with the federal government.”
“Even at the council of Obas’ meeting, nobody ever discussed secession. What we discussed was restructuring, because if you restructure, power will be devolved.”