Aare Onakakanfo Insists On Restructuring Of Nigeria


The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, at the weekend said the restructuring of Nigeria was important for the country to rise above its  challenges and stay on the path of progress.
Adams made the statement in Lagos at the installation  of 21 Aare Onakakanfo chiefs –in-council.
Some dignitaries who attended the elaborate ceremony are Mrs Titi Atiku-Abubakar, Wife of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),    Chief Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation and a former governor of Ogun, and Abiola, Wife of Mr 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 relunctant 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, for success.
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, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
‘’I appointed these 21 chiefs to help me to succeed. As the Aare Onakakanfo, my job covers the entire Yorubaland, but I cannot be everywhere at the same time.
‘’The people I am installing today as chiefs from everywhere we have indigenous Yoruba people, including Kogi and Kwara, will act for me in their respective domains and handle issues.