Yoruba Professionals Foundation (YPF), a pan-Yoruba organization, has criticized the Northern elders who have opposed the relocation in the wake of the controversy caused by the decisions to move some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the corporate headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) from Abuja to Lagos. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Recall that a number of Northern elders had cautioned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rethink his decision to move the FAAN headquarters and other CBN offices to Lagos if he wanted Northerners to support him in the 2027 election. The elders of the North asserted that the move was a plot to destroy the socioeconomic life of the region.
In a statement by YPF, the group said that Nigeria does not belong to the North, and that the federal government has the right to move any department to any part of the country in the interest of everyone.
The Yoruba group said that about 90 percent of the headquarters of the military formations in the country are in the North, yet most of the resources that were used to build those formations came from the South.
In a statement which was released by the Director of the group, Oladapo Kayode, he said that even though the siting of almost all the military formations in the North was against the principles of federal character, Southerners decided to accept everything in the interest of the public.
According to the report by Sahara Reporters, the group said, “90% of the headquarters of Nigerian military formations are in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. Nigerians from the South who own 90% of the resources used to build the formations sited against the principle of federal character in the North accepted everything in public interest, but a relocation from Abuja to Lagos done in public interest is generating hues and cries from ethnic merchants from the North.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>