Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Leave Our Lands Now, Yoruba Youth Tells Herdsmen



The National Coalition of Yoruba Youth and Students has expressed concern over the killings of innocent Nigerians by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, warning the assailants to stay away from Yoruba territory. The youth group, said the it will resist attempt to carry out any genocidal action in the zone, adding that the senseless killings in Enugu , Benue and other states by these suspected marauders underscored the level of porosity in the country’s security. 

Speaking on Monday during a remembrance lecture organized in honour of Mrs Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka, the late deputy governor to ex-governor Kayode Fayemi , its coordinator, Com Sunday Asefon , insisted that the zone will use every means possible to repel these aggressors. “Let me sound a note of warning to these suspected fulani herdsmen to be careful because any attempt to invade our land shall be repelled by the youths and students of this zone. “We won’t allow aggressors to oppress and suppress our collective will The presidency must rise to the occasion by letting its body language in discouraging this dastardly act be felt in every corner across the country. “We will continue to embrace the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and offer useful advise when necessary”, he said. Delivering a lecture entitled : ‘Women Contributions to Democratic Development in Nigeria’, a member of the seventh House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Faparusi, canvassed for more leadership positions for women to facilitate gender equality in our system. Faparusi, who was represented by the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Foluke Dada, Ado Ekiti chapter, urged Buhari’s government to comply with the 35 percent affirmative action to give women recognition and higher responsibilities. The former federal lawmaker said the roles women of virtues liker Mrs Olayinka, Okonjo Iweala, Dora Akunyili, Oby Ezekwesili and others have played in the development of the country buttressed the fact that the country is blessed with women of virtues. He urged government at all levels to muster the political will to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women in the country, to portray the country as truly egalitarian.