By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulraseed Adewale Akanbi on Friday declared that Nigeria need peace and not violence at this time as the country is destined to be one
Oba Akanbi who said this in Ibadan at a public lecture and conferment of distinguished services award by the Center for Leadrship and Good Governance to commemorate the 2017 edition of the United Nations International Day of Democracy lamented the raging violence in the South-Eastern part of the country over the agitation by the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Oluwo hinted that on his part, he is set to broker peace in the prolonged IPOB matter, saying, the IPOB leader, Kanu, needed to be persuaded on the need for peace to reign in the South-East.
Oba Akanbi pointed out that he will personally visit the IPOB leader very soon to dialogue with him (Kanu) on the need to not to create unnecessary tention in the Igboland over Biafra agitation.
The Oluwo while emphasizing that he was not happy with the spate of violence in the South-East added that “Nigeria is destined to remain a united country, and should be allowed to remain one.
Among the awardees included: Hon. Olatunbosun Oyinloye from Osun state; Hon. Bolaji Badmus from Oyo state; Hon. Gbeminiyi Elegbede; Hon. Adeleke James Adekunle; Comrade Dare Durosimi; Dr. Akin Fagbemi; Comrade Adewunni Faniran, Chairman of Oyo state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Commander John Adewoye, the Oyo state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence.