The Coalition of Yoruba Interest Groups (CYIG) under the joint effort of Yoruba Nation Global Directorate has given a 7-day ultimatum to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state to revert the suspension given to the three Principals in the state or face with the wrath of the group.
It would be recalled that Osun State government had on Wednesday alleged that the three principals were suspended for allowing a group of ‘secessionists’ preach to their students.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said they were suspended for allowing a seditious group into their school premises to address the student sayig that “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria.
He noted that “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State.
But, In a statement by the group through its spokesman, Otunba Demola Edward in Akure yesterday while reacting on the suspension condenmed the action taken by the Osun state government, demanding the reinstatement of the principals with immediate effect.
He said: “There is nothing wrong in discussing Yoruba Nation with the students who are mostly affected with the misrule of the present administration in Nigeria.
“The Federal Government is no more one entity hence there is need for actualisation of Yoruba Nation”, he said
His words: “For too long, our government had taken Yoruba Nation for granted and any attempt to express our frustration, they use force to shut us down.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers”, the group noted.
The group stressed that it was time for Yoruba people to wake up and strike boldly forward to revive their true destiny by actualising self determination for the Yoruba Nation to forestall the impending genocide being perpetrated by the Fulanis.
“It is obvious that a government that cannot care for the living is incapable of planning for the unborn, hence the need for the emerging Yoruba Nation which should be driven by vision conceptualized by men and women who are above average”, the group added
The group added that it is unfortunate that the government of Osun State was unable to distinguish between self-determination and seccesion. It referred the government of Osun State to the relevant aspect of the United Nations Conventions supporting self determination of nations under tyrannical suppressions.
The group urged the government to reinstate the principals without delay.
Meanwhile, the group has announced the establishment of a radio and television station for the Yoruba Nation to aid information dissemination to all nooks and crannies of the nation and the Diaspora.
It stated that the the move became necessary due to censorship of the mainstream media by the draconian federal government of Nigeria.