The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams has blamed the high level of insecurity being witnessed in some part of the country on the weak institution and leadership failure.
While commending the South West governors via a statement for organising a security meeting in the region over the issue which he said was long overdue, the Chairman of Oduaa Peoples Congress (OPC) said the move will forestall further attacks on the region, and bring back the lost glory of the South West.
It could be recalled that South-west governors which include Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) held a meeting last week on the rising spate of insecurity in the region.
Having written two letters to the governors on the need to organise the summit for the same purpose, Adams expressed optimism at the move will fast-track the process leading to the summit.
“As far as I am concerned, I believe the move will translate to further progress, because it will further create an enabling environment for foreign investors that are interested in doing business in the region.”
On the spate of insecurity in the country, the Are Onaa Kakanfo further explained that as the Generalissimo of the Yoruba race, the security situation in the country has placed a huge pressure on him, particularly, from Nigerians in the Diaspora.
He stressed that he had met with notable groups, both within and outside the shores of Nigeria, as part of efforts made to curtail the unfortunate incident that has taken the region backwards.
Adams who maintained that issues of insecurity has affected Nigeria’s image of Nigeria in the world described the situation as pathetic.
“The herdsmen had taken over all the entire South West, killing innocent people at will. But, now that the South West had risen to the occasion by organising the summit, I think it is a new dawn for us in the South West. It is a new dawn, because the move will definitely bring about a new development across the region.”