Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) said the forest in the region had been invaded, and the people are in danger.
In a chat with the guardian, YCE National Secretary, Dr. Kunle Olajide, urged the governors in the SouthwestSouthwest to start preparing for true federalism.
Most people from the region keep blaming the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, and I tell them, we are the greatest apostle of true federalism in Nigeria.
So, our governors must start preparing for true federalism by taking full responsibility for our protection and welfare.
We don’t need to be looking up to Abuja all the time.
Let us take our destiny in our own hands and ensure that our zone is safe.
Yoruba Elders back Soyinka’s call.
“I agree with Prof. Wole Soyinka on that.
Southwest has been relatively peaceful since 1983.
The eruptions we had in 1965 and 1983 were as a result of election rigging.
Our people hate cheating.
When people cheat and flaunt it in our face, our people get angry.
That was the reason for the eruptions in the SouthwestSouthwest, but ever since, our people have been living in peace.
“Yorubas are very liberal.
They welcome visitors with open arms. We even celebrate strangers more than ourselves.
That is our culture, but this is being abused.
People are taking undue advantage of our hospitality.
Our forests have been invaded, and we are in danger.