Recession: Nigeria collapsing – Afenifere

The Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political group, Afenifere has again raised the alarm that Nigeria is on the brink of imminent collapse.

The group stated this during its national leadership caucus meeting held at the country home of its Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

According to Afenifere in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the country had virtually become ungovernable and unless it is restructured and restored to federalism, it will collapse.

While reeling out the communiqué, the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Yinka Odumakin said “as Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in 5 years of President Muhammadu Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty/hinged as well as insecurity worsening across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively.

“And nobody should take this country on any childish ride, we should just implement the report of 2014 conference now

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While accusing President Buhari of placing his kinsmen of northern extraction above other Nigerians, Afenifere called for the immediate opening of Seme borders and other borders within the southern parts of the country.

“Meeting condemned Buhari government’s attitude of a dog that breastfeeds its own puppies and kills other animals for lunch as per management of borders. While the Seme and other Southern borders have been closed for a year now against our people and recently opened for the use to Dangote and BUA, Nigeria is constructing a rail line and about N30b highway to connect with Fulanis in Niger Republic with whom the Fulanis running Nigeria have cultural kinship.

“We reject this apartheid policy and demand the reopening of SEME and other southern BORDERS now!

During the meeting, the group also frowned at the manner at which the issued of End SARS campaign was tackled by the government.

Afenifere which also commended the United Kingdom Parliament over the bold debate on the End SARS malady, emphasized that the decision to sanction top officials of “a supposed democratic government in Nigeria behaving like a junta” is a welcome development.

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