I have spent my time to think deeply about this almost-sudden burst of a plan to remove the Yoruba nation from Nigeria, and instead of arriving at a solid point to be an answer, more and more questions just keep coming; questions every Nigerian, every Yoruba person, and—especially—everyone that’s about to participate in the struggle or already in the struggle should think about before everything starts to happen after every other thing. How genuine is this movement? Is it indeed genuine or just a tribal-bandwagon reaction to make the Yoruba people too have a threat they pose to Nigeria as a country and make that a business for the strongest ones and a few strong ones in the movement, or use it as a means of getting the government’s attention as a couple of other tribes in the country do too. Who are the people behind this movement and what is their agenda for the Oduduwa Nation? These things need to be cleared before any movement like this or in fact any movement at all can be feasible.
It would be funny if the reason why a Yoruba struggle for secession springs up eventually is because every other tribe has been struggling for same or anything at all that’s against one Nigeria for a while now, and it was beginning to look like the Yoruba nation was too silent about that, and now is when they need to start hearing some noises from this side too, so the noises would be evenly spread around the country. Looking at how the programme erupted from no prior orientation for the Yoruba people who are meant to be the followers of the movement, anyone at all can tell this is not a seriously planned programme. I mean, a movement for secession is just about one week away from now and most people still don’t know about the movement, the ones who have heard about the movement don’t know anything explainable about its agenda and the how-to. It would just be too wrong if because every tribe must make noise is the reason why we are about to get some more youths killed again.
One of the best ways the oppressors and the facilitators and the friends of the oppressors use to get the oppressed killed and make more money through that is to make them feel like: first, they are on the side of the oppressed now, and the oppressed have to fight roughly if they want anything to change for them, and they are willing to do the fighting with them. But oftener than not, any benefit at all thrown at them again from the top just makes them abandon the people or continue using them and their struggle as the ladder for reaching what they want to take. Just look at the setup of the people behind the movement for secession, the people you will see are the people who produced the people they are setting you up against, or they were or are still friends with them. Also, everything happening to Nigeria right now and the Yoruba nation, these people have their big contributions in it, and the movement for the separation of the Yoruba nation from Nigeria is most likely to be their comeback to take some benefits they feel entitled to, or to attack the ones now eating the benefits they feel entitled to. This is just most likely to be a business for this people, or an attack on a group or a person they don’t like personally.
However, counting the number of wars and revolutions the world has experienced at every different times, it would be wrong of me or anyone to think anything as minor as a “peaceful protest” cannot lead to what everyone would have to go to war for; when there is a mission, anything at all is more than enough to bring about chaos as a means of achieving an interest or protecting one. So I as I think the Oduduwa Nation could just be yet another joke on the people or yet another programme to make some people richer, I must also be thinking of the chances of a great mission coming out of something that’s not really intended to be that. A vision to pursue could eventually come up while the struggle goes on, but for now, this is not looking at all like there is any real vision a movement is about to be made towards.
Olusegun Peters is a businessman in tech and in the academics. He is the founder of www.primerinfotech.com and www.pec-ng.com. He is also a poet who has hundreds of poems published, and a couple of media and literature awards to his credit. He is by education a Political Scientist at every degree of academics. He believes in the parts social activeness must take in individual development and state-crafting. He believes social involvement is one of the core factors that can bring about the cut-across development. He is passionate about contributing his knowledge to impacting as many people as possible one person at a time. Read more about Olusegun Peters here