The Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board (AYCF), has expressed concern over what it known as “the most recent marketing campaign by Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE)” that seeks to obliterate the respect and recognition of the Sarkin Fulani monarch.
A press release from the NYCF Nationwide President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima famous that the group is “disturbed by the YCE’s newest marketing campaign that seeks to obliterate the respect and recognition of the Sarkin Fulani monarch due to the present scenario within the nation, notably the safety problem.
“We’re unsettled by this place coming from elders who’re supposed be to guardians of the folks and ought to be taking the lead in making certain tolerance, peace and concord between the folks of Lagos State and their neighbours from any a part of the nation, moreso Northern Nigeria.”
In response to the assertion, the workplace of the standard Sarkin Fulani of Lagos, estimated to be 150 years previous, displays and represents the final curiosity of Fulanis resident within the space, “regretting that it’s misplaced to see the YCE making an attempt to forcefully liken the estimated 150 12 months previous Lagos case to that of Edo State, which is relatively new.”
The discussion board believed that “there isn’t any legislation in Nigeria that claims one other individual’s crime elsewhere makes somebody someplace routinely responsible of the identical wrongdoing”, including that “it’s for this recognition for the rights of others and unconditional tolerance that different Nigerian monarchs are being accorded due respect and formal recognition in each a part of the North.”
Shettima emphasised that the standard leaders of the Fulani had been not more than ambassadors of their folks, representing the gorgeous cultural and non secular heritage of their folks.
He, subsequently, suggested the Yoruba Council of Elders to string cautiously on the problem as a result of it represents a probably harmful proposition.
The NYCF urged the Lagos State Authorities to rapidly intercede within the matter by calling the YCE to order, to avert an avoidable breach of peace constructed over a interval of an estimated 150 years.
“We’re compelled to attract consideration to the YCE’s place on good time in an effort to elicit applicable constitutional and authorized motion to keep up the tolerance, concord and respect for the historic and cultural values which have held these Fulani nearly as good neighbours.”
“We don’t assist any motion of intolerance, able to additional worsening the nation’s safety problem. It’s our candid view that the YCE must be cautioned from probably inflammatory declarations that might breed division amongst Nigerians in Lagos, who’ve been dwelling as understanding neighbours for some 150 years,” he mentioned.
Shettima believed that the Lagos State Authorities has well-enlightened cupboard members who gained’t condone any transfer that might result in a breach of the peace and hopes they rise to the event.
“We don’t assume Governor Sanwo-Olu would condone such a dangerously divisive stand of the YCE, contemplating the significance of tolerance and concord that has made Lagos the financial and industrial big of this nation for a lot of a long time,” he noticed.