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AP chides FG over ethnic tension, agitation

By Jubril Bada

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The Chairman of the Accord Party, AP, in Ondo State, Dr. Ajibola Falaiye, has decried the failure of the Federal Government to find lasting solution to the causes of ethnic tension and agitation which he described as products of bad governance and injustice in the country.
He said the failure on the part of government to response to the agitations of regions which were being deprived of their deserved benefits of endowed natural resources in their various regions led to the rise in using force to press home their requests.
Falaiye stated this in a telephone interview with The Hope yesterday.
The agitations for secession of Biafra and Yoruba nations in the country were recent development by the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly as Sunday “lghoho”
According to him” the typical example is the the Niger-Delta areas that are being deprived of good amenities, water, infrastructure due to the endowed crude oil which has led to pollution of the areas.
Berating government for the ethnic tension and agitation, he said government at all levels failed Nigerians in judicious use of money derived from natural resources in the country to build industries to reduce unemployment among the teeming youths.
“We are experiencing a lot of ethnic tension because there is no one that will be cheated and not fight back ” he noted
The chairman further noted the failure of leaders and the governors in the country to emulate good leadership of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who successfully used the generated resources in the western region for the development of the region.
Falaiye added that “governors of nowadays in the region became what they are today as the beneficiaries of the good programme of late Chief Awolowo . It is a pity that non of them is thinking in that direction.
” All the moribund industries are not revived and this is the reason tension and agitation are high.
“Governors are pretending to reality of hardship facing people in their respective states.
“They are creating artificial scarcity of money and foods to make life more difficulty for people” he stated
He, however, urged governors particularly in the southwest region to resuscitate moribund industries in their states rather to continue with the adopted method of buying motorcycles, grinding machines and among other items to create employment for people.

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