The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, has said that unless Nigeria is restructured, the challenges she is facing will continue to boom like a wave of the ocean irrespective of who becomes President or Governor.
According to Obasa, “A new constitution that will address injustice, inequality and under-development militating against our country is the solution”.
The speaker disclosed this yesterday in Lagos, when he received the leadership of a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Yoruba Koya Movement, led its Convener, Otunba Deji Osibogun.
He said: “Contrary to the perception of people, I am a pro-restructuring comrade. I am 100% in support of restructuring of Nigeria. I stand for a new people’s constitution drafted and written by the people. I have been supporting this struggle since I emerge as Speaker and I will continue to do so.
“Lagos State House of Assembly under my leadership has passed resolutions time without number calling for the restructuring of Nigeria. We at the state House of Assembly cannot initiate it but there’s no way the process can be completed without our input.
“I assure the good people of Yoruba Land and Nigerians that we, in the Lagos State parliament support restructuring. Unless this country is restructured, the quagmires facing us as a nation will continue to boom like wave of ocean. A new constitution that will address injustice, inequality and under-development militating against our country is the solution, irrespective of the quality of leaders we elect as President or Governor.
“However, I want to appeal to Elders to join hands to ensure that the Youths in Yoruba Land exhibit the core values of Omoluabi that we are known for. Today, may young people in Yoruba Land cannot speak Yoruba language.
“Our children don’t know proverbs; our culture is being jettisoned for foreign cultures which if not curbed, will not augur well for us as a nation. Finland has one of the best educational policies in the world; they achieved everything by introducing teaching in mother’s tongue which is now lacking in Nigeria.
“We as a parliament have made it mandatory for all public and private schools in Lagos State to teach Yoruba as a subject. In Lagos parliament, we conduct our sitting every Wednesday in Yoruba Language. I beg all parents of Yoruba descent to sure that our culture and traditions are not eroded and killed.”