Akarigbo tells Buhari: We need Awolowo State

October 19, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ NEWS and Gossip


Central leader of Remo Kingdom, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, Akarigbo of Remo has approached Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government to make Awolowo state out of Ijebu and Remo divisions of Ogun State.

The ruler told Daily Sun at the weekend that creat­ing Awolowo state would put a conclusion to the contentions that have been trailing the cre­ation of Ijebu state subsequent to the tumult began decades prior.

Akarigbo said making Awolowo state would mean deifying the late head of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the way Washington D.C. was made in memory of the late found­ing President of the United States of America, George Washington.

The method of reasoning behind this, he said was that Ijebu and Remo have been upsetting for the making of a state out of the old Ijebu area.

He contended further that the spot remained the main prov­ince in Nigeria today, which has not turn into a state out of the areas made amid the provincial time.

The regal father, notwithstanding, said the genuine debates that had been thwarting the state’s formation was iden­tity emergency in light of the fact that Ijebu state needed Ijebu made and the capital situated in Ijebu Ode.

Remo, then again, demanded that if the state must be named Ijebu state the head­quarters must be in Remo so that the two’s personality individuals would be safeguarded.

To keep away from every one of these contro­versies, Oba Sonariwo included that if the state capital ought to be in Ijebu Ode, the state ought to be named Ijebu Remo state or Awolowo state, yet Awolowo state would be an amazing privilege for the first pre­mier of Western Region, who did a great deal for the Yo­ruba race as well as the whole