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Insecurity: FG Meets Igbo, Yoruba Leaders In London

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The Federal Government has met with eminent Yoruba leaders and Ohaneze Ndigbo in London on Friday to dialogue on current security issues in the country.

Naija News reports that the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafa Isola, met with the leaders at the Nigerian High Commission office in the UK.

It was learned that the meetings centred on the efforts of the federal government to tackle internal security in Africa’s most populous country, which has been plagued by insecurity in recent years.

The Yoruba and Igbo leaders at the meeting reiterated their beliefs in the unity of Nigeria and the need to preserve it as a corporate entity.

The Igbo leaders called for the enthronement of equity, justice, and fairness in the country, where the Igbo would be accorded their rightful position in the Nigeria project.

On their part, the Yoruba leaders also spoke on the need for unity in Nigeria, adding that the Yoruba people would continue to remain in Nigeria.

They, however, demanded that power should evolve to the various components of the federation through restructuring and federalism.

They reiterated the need for true federalism as canvassed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a position the sage held until his death.

The Yoruba leaders were led to the meeting by Chief Adebayo Oladimeji, a Chartered Biologist and Chairman of Nigerian Elders in the UK.

The Ohaneze team was led by the President of the group in the UK, Dr Nnanna Igwe, a medical practitioner.

Both parties also stressed the need for dialogue and continuous engagement on matters of concern to all Nigerians, particularly those in the UK.