Solution to Nigeria’s problems is restructuring – Gani Adams

Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said that the restructuring of Nigeria was important for the country to rise above its challenges and stay on the path of progress.

The monarch made the statement on Saturday in Lagos at the installation of 21 Aare Onakakanfo chiefs–in-council.

Some dignitaries who attended the elaborate ceremony are Titi Atiku-Abubakar, wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation and a former governor of Ogun State; and Abiola, wife of Jimi Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos.

Adams said that restructuring to strengthen all the federating units would accelerate development of Nigeria.

“Solution to the problems bedeviling Nigeria is for the country to adopt restructuring.

“We are living with these problems because we are reluctant to retrace our steps and adopt the system that suits us,” he said.

Adams added that strengthening the federation units would help the country to realise its development goals.

He said that the appointment and installation of the 21 chiefs was to assist him in his assignment as the Aare Onakakanfo.

He said that Yorubaland was vast and that he needed to delegate responsibilities to people across all the Yoruba speaking states since he could not be everywhere at the same time.

Adams said that appointment of chiefs by Aare Onakakanfo had precedence and that his action was sanctioned by the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi.

“I am not the first Aare to have appointed chiefs. In fact, I am the 13th Aare to have done that,” Adams said.

Some of the installed chiefs are Labour Party chieftain, Kayode Ajulo (Maiyegun Aare), Ademola Ige (Baameto Aare), Shola Oshunkeye (Baaroyin Aare) and Prof. Taofeek Raheem (Parakoyi Aare).