Elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae, has declared that the Yorubaland is the glue holding Nigeria together. He claimed the South-West has invested a lot to maintain peace in the country and, therefore, cannot be talking of secession.
Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Director for Economic Planning, Minister of Finance, and Managing Director of a bank said this in an interview noting that Nigerians find solace in the SW when insecurity or crisis displaces them. He described Yorubaland as “the refugee camp of Nigeria… where everybody is accepted and looked after.”
He claimed that the Middle-Belt would resist if the South-West says it wants to secede as they see the Yoruba as the cement that holds Nigeria. “During the Civil War, when the Igbo went home, Governor Mobolaji Johnson looked after their property for them. Rents were in the banks and when they returned, their money was given to them to start life all over again. “
Chief Falae made used this point to explain why restructuring would solve a lot of problems the country is currently facing, adding that Amotekun was not a secessionist move.