Former Nigerian Ambassador to Phillipines, Dr. Yemi Farombi Thursday said on his 76th birthday that Nigeria should go back to regional government if she is to avoid disintegration.
White bearded Dr. Yemi Farombi and Mr. Bisi Adesola. Cover photo is Mr. Tunde Laniyan.
Dr. Farombi was the guest of a Special Radio Programme to mark Nigeria’s Diamond anniversary on Star FM 91.5 in Ibadan, Oyo State and was joined by the former Secretary to the Oyo State Government and former General Manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Mr. Bisi Adesola as well as the daughter of the late political sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in person of Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu and former Chairman of the Lagos NUJ, Mrs. Funke Fadugba who also was marking her 60th birthday on Thursday.
The program was anchored by Broadcast ace, Tunde Laniyan.
Dr. Farombi lamented that the coming of the Military which introduced Decree 34 of 1966 which scrapped Regional Government and stressed that if Nigeria does not go back to that constitutional arrangement there will be problem for the nation.
Patmos Media Line got from his contribution that the North has exploited that military shuffling to feel superior in the formation of Nigeria.
According to him, the British Government misled the North with the idea of the false population figures which is giving false superiority complex.
Mrs. Awolowo Dosunmu and Mrs. Funke Fadugba both agreed with Dr. Farombi that Nigeria needs restructuring adding that people are sad and angry because the country rulers now feel the people are not relevant to governance and purposeful living.
They urged Nigerian youths to wake up and participate in Politics networking with all regions to be relevant at the polls.
The long distancing to politics they argue is what keeps them irrelevant to governance.
A birthday cake was cut in the studio for the Broadcast icon who was former General Manager to the foremost Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Ibadan.