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General News of Sunday, 18 July 2021

Source: thenationonlineng.net

Insecurity: Nigeria's UK envoy meets Yoruba, Igbo leaders in London

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The Nigerian High Commissioner in London, Mr Sarafa Isola, met with eminent Yoruba leaders and Ohanaeze Ndigbo in London on Friday to dialogue on current security issues in Nigeria.

The meetings, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) centred on the efforts of the Federal Government to tackle internal security in the country.

The Yoruba and Igbo leaders at the meeting reiterated their belief in the unity of Nigeria and the need to preserve it as a corporate entity.

The Igbo leaders called for the enthronement of equity, justice and fairness in the country, where the Igbo would be accorded their rightful position in the Nigeria project.

On their part, the Yoruba leaders also spoke on the need for Nigeria’s unity, adding that the Yoruba people would continue to remain in Nigeria.

They, however, demanded that power should evolve to the various components of the federation through restructuring and federalism.

They reiterated the need for true federalism as canvassed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo; a position the sage held until his death.

The Yoruba representatives were led to the meeting by Chief Adebayo Oladimeji, a Chartered Biologist and Chairman of Nigerian Elders in the UK.

The Ohanaeze team was led by the President of the group in the UK, Dr Nnanna Igwe, a medical practitioner.

Both parties also stressed the need for dialogue and continuous engagement on matters of concern to all Nigerians, particularly those in the UK.

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