- The Osun government has meted out punishment to three school principals in the state
- The principals were said to have allowed secessionists to address students in their various schools
- Some Nigerians have been commenting on the issue via a popular forum in the country
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The Osun state government on Wednesday, April 14 suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oduduwa group to address their students.
The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state.
Punch reports that the groups had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a town in the Boluwaduro local government area of the state to addressed their students.
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But the government in a statement by the commissioner for education, Mr. Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said:
“The state government of Osun never gave consent to any group to speak with students of public schools on a matter we know can cause disunity and chaos in the country.”
Meanwhile, comments monitored by Legit.ng on Nairaland, indicate Nigerians are contributing their own thoughts on the reoccurring issue of the Oduduwa Republic.
A Nigerian with the moniker Whilwind7 wrote on the forum:
“One thing that is certain though: if Nigeria doesn't seek peaceful restructuring, then a breakup is imminent. No argument.”
“This government can never wake to its responsibilities. So, Oduduwa has come to stay.”
“Government decisions on some matters can set the whole country on fire. Those principals can't stop those agitators from addressing the students.”
“Those who are benefitting from this lopsided arrangement will not want separation.”
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“I don't think there is anyway the principals could have done anything to stop them from entering the school.”
Recall that a coalition of over 174 Yoruba groups in the diaspora, under the auspices of Yoruba One Voice (YOV) met recently at an International Webinar Conference held on Saturday, March, 27.
The meeting had in attendance over 1000 prominent Yoruba sons and daughters across the world.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, the YOV said it is committed to the actualisation of Oodua Republic.
Meanwhile, a group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, YAF, has raised the alarm about an alleged plot by some elements posing as agitators for Yoruba freedom, secession, and self-determination to cause fresh violence and chaos in the southwest region of the country.
YAF alleged that the plot was aimed at instigating bloodshed to achieve their plans to hasten the disintegration of Nigeria.
It further accused the agitators of mobilising youths in the region for more violent protests and bloody confrontation with governmental authorities and security agencies.
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