Yoruba elders demand adoption of 2014 confab report 

 

 The Council of Yoruba Elders (CYE) Sunday demanded an appraisal and adoption of the 2014 Constitutional Conference report by the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

CYE made the demand in a statement tagged: “The practical beginning of the journey to the restructuring of Nigeria,” signed by its secretary general, Dr. Victor Taiwo, and made available to journalists in Ibadan. 

The elders said  there is the need for the excavation and implementation of the 2014 Constitutional Conference report in the country now, adding that it has put in place  a body known as New Nigeria Movement comprising leaders drawn from across the country with a focus on the pursuit of an Independent National Conference. 

“We are practically out to instigate a serious conversation in the socio-political sphere of Nigeria such as will generate the steam to ignite all the geographical zones of this country into coming to terms with stark reality and beginning to chart new courses for the respective nationalities of the country.

“Today Nigeria’s general structures have collapsed like a pack of cards. The country is fast being driven to a cul-de-sac, a grand halt. Today nothing is practically working in Nigeria.

“The citizens are currently battling with the acute menace of starvation, hyper-inflation, naira currency floating, unemployment, collapse of industries, education coma, health jaundice, electricity flight, kidnapping, ritual killings, armed robbery, insecurity and general poverty in the land. And come to think of it, there seems to be no hope in the horizon,” the statement reads.