Confab report implementation: Yoruba elders pledge support for Senate
The Yoruba socio-cultural group – Yoruba Council of Elders – (YCE) has backed a call by the Senate that the report of the 2014 National Conference held during the last administration be implemented.
The call was made at the end of a meeting of the Elders’ Council, which took place in Ibadan yesterday.
In a communiqué read at the end of the meeting, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group also hinted that the National Executive Committee of the council had confirmed Idowu Sofola (SAN) as its President General and Kunle Olajide as the Secretary General, following the death of General Adeyinka Adebayo some months ago.
While reading the communiqué, Olajide restated the call for true federalism which he said was the only antidote to various challenges confronting the country.
He said, “The YCE commends the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for its resolution and we urge the executive to forward the report of the 2014 National Conference to the National Assembly as an Executive Bill.”
“The YCE urges all Nigerians to support the initiative of the National Assembly in its decision to work on the report. The YCE also commends the efforts of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in holding consultation with the leaders and elders of the six zones of the country. We assure him of our support”.
The YCE scribe also vowed that calls for restructuring of the country would continue until the needful was done.
It could be recalled that no less a figure than a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana had also called on the federal government to implement the recommendations contained in the report of the 2014 National Conference.