Regionalism, panacea to salvage Nigeria’s future – Gani Adams
Gani Adams on Friday described regionalism as the best option to salvage Nigeria’s future.
Adams who made the remark at the grand finale of the 2023 edition of the Osun Osogbo festival in Osogbo, Osun State, argued that there is need for complete overhauling of the structure and system of government.
He said, “Let the new administration chart a new course by embracing regionalism as a panacea to salvage Nigeria’s future as Nigeria must be ready to rid itself of fundamental and structural imbalances”.
According to him, “Nigeria has passed through difficult moments with various challenges bedevilling the country, but added that there is need for proper cleansing of the political milieu.”
“Nigeria must rise above primordial sentiments and ethnic politics.
“My position on regionalism is based on the ideology whereby the federating units are allowed to develop at their own pace.
“Democracy thrives in a country where the majority of the people have their ways in determining the quality of their lives. Democracy is the best form of government when the leaders place the general good of the people above theirs.
“That is when there is unity, peace
and tranquillity in the country. But in a situation where there is prolonged hardship, both economic, social and political tension and insecurity, the purpose of government is defeated”
Adams who appealed to the Osun State government to explore the tourism potentials of the state said, Osun Osogbo festival has both spiritual and economic advantages, stating that the spiritual and tourism potentials attached to the celebration of Osun Osogbo is enough to launch the state to global prominence.
He thereafter commended Governor Ademola Adeleke for restoring the cultural identity and tradition of Osun Osogbo.
Meanwhile, Governor Ademola at the groove restated the need for his government to champion cultural revolution in the state.
He said he was at the Groove to see the new touch of the facility, saying by coming years, he would rebrand the annual fiesta, by sustaining the glamour of the festival.
“I appreciate Iba Gani Adams for sustaining the cultural identity of Yoruba race. That is what stands him out as a true son and promoter of Yoruba culture and traditions