The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has condemned individuals calling for Nigeria to break up.
The All Progressives Congress Governor described people calling for Biafra and Yoruba Nation as “unserious” people.
Oyetola on Sunday expressed confidence in economic restructuring for more economic and political powers in state governments, rather than call for separation.
He said: “What I believe in is that for us to live together as a people, every unit of the enclave should have rights and responsibilities clearly defined.
“To me, restructuring does not mean that people should separate. Whoever is thinking along that line is not serious.
“We have come a long way, and it is the togetherness that can make us get to where we are supposed to be within the space in the world.”
He added that state governments should call for devolution of powers rather than subscribing to the agitation for secession.
“I believe in devolution of power to the states, let the states have more power to do most of the things they have been doing.
“Give the states more support, and I believe we should look at the issue of revenue allocation. We should allow the states to have more funds to develop some of the things they have.”
Meanwhile, the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Odua, Professor Emeritus Banji Akintoye, has vowed not to abandon Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo.
Naija News reports that Sunday Igboho is currently locked up in prison in the Benin Republic after fleeing the Department of State Services, DSS, in Nigeria.