Gictz News Breaking : Nigeria can’t survive another civil war, warned
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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
Nigeria can’t survive another civil war, Ooni, Soyinka warn
July 7, 2019Josiah Oluwole
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka have jointly warned political actors in Nigeria to take steps to douse socio-political controversies that could lead to another civil war.
They said Nigeria cannot survive another civil conflict such as that of 1967 to 1970.
The two leaders made the call in a communiqué issued after a meeting they held at Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, the country home of Mr Soyinka, on July 4.
They noted that the “flare-ups,” no matter how reduced in scale, possessed devastating effects on Nigerian humanity, and erode the prospects of continuance as a cohesive entity.
The leaders also voiced their opinion on the Ruga cattle settlement of the federal government and described it as “internal colonisation project” promoted by “backward, primitive, undeveloped minds.”
The communiqué said the visit of the front-line traditional ruler to the professor was part of his deep concern over the alarming drift of Nigerian to a dysfunctional state on multiple levels of citizenship, community belonging, security and productive opportunities.
“The colonial contraption known as Nigeria cannot survive another upheaval in the nature of the Civil War of Biafran secession,” the communiqué reads.
“All efforts must, therefore, be made to anticipate and douse socio-political flare-ups that advance the chances of a recurrence of such a conflict, no matter how reduced in scale, its devastating effects on Nigerian humanity, and erosion of the prospects of continuance as a cohesive entity
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