Says federal character must be respected.
The monarch counseled the President to always endeavor to balance federal appointments, adding that respect for the federal character is a factor to entrench Nigeria’s unity and promote its oneness.
He spoke in Abuja during the public presentation of four books authored by an Abuja-based lawyer, Barrister Aminu Kayode Alilu, a Prosecutor and Head of the Complex Case Unit in the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Oba Akambi asked President Buhari to bend back and do a fact check to enable him to do necessary adjustments in the appointments he has made so far.
“A step forward to addressing such will pave way for other collaborative moves at strengthening the unity of Nigeria “.he said
The Iwo monarch who spoke on a wide range of issues opposed hostility against the Fulanis adding that Nigeria is guilty and responsible for its backwardness over the years.
“God gives us the diversity to strengthen our togetherness and not to divide us.
“Our grievances can be politely presented without destruction of our legacies.
“While we plea to the government to review barbaric policies, not in tune, | personally appeal to Nigerians mostly the youth to be civic in their demand,” he said.
“The love lost in Nigeria is a wound. I imagine the then love white men have to come to Nigeria and give .us western education.
“The Fulani saga is an inherited liability. We neglected them in the bush for more than 250 years and cut away amenities from them.
“Many become animals they raise and you start fighting them. It is either you kill them all or you show them love” he said
Oba Akanbi also asked Buhari to invoke and enforce the death penalty as punishment for corrupt officials and ritualists in Nigeria.
Oluwo, a first-class monarch maintained that Nigeria will get nowhere in terms of development until all corrupt ones are eliminated out of life as being done in China.
“I commend President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for creating a vigorous awareness against corruption but we want more from His Excellency, enforcement of capital punishment for corrupt officials.
“Killing corrupt officials is enough to place Nigeria on the verge of a developed nation. Every developing and developed nation must entrench capital punishment for corrupt men.
“Without such, effective management of the country’s resources will always be questionable.
“Mr. President, we need enforcement of the death penalty for the corrupt officials “
The traditional ruler who condemned the increasing rate of ritual killings in some parts of the country called on the federal government to legislate capital punishment for ritual killers.
“Ritual killing is prevalent and consumes more innocent souls than Boko Haram, banditry, and even the first and second world wars
“Private parts of women, men, children are harvested; people are killed on a daily basis by these ritual killers all because of money.
“A particular country and its agents have invaded Nigeria and with just N50.000 and even less, they harvest human beings parts like an ordinary commodity, it is anti-human,” he said.
The monarch enjoined the youth to refrain from cultism while tasking Nigerian authors to create awareness in their literary work to curtail the menace.
Oba Akanbi urged the Ministry of Justice to be the vehicle through which appropriate laws and legislations are made to stamp out corruption and criminal activities in the system.
“Furthermore, the youth should mobilize themselves into active politics. They should be players and not spectators. Dust your credentials, develop a positive mind to do better, and vie for both appointment and elective positions.
“The solution is not destructive protest, but in making changes in leadership positions. The youth are assets of monumental value.
“Destroying what our fathers constructed is synonymous with jeopardizing their own future more. If your future is not now, when will it be?
Oba Akanbi, who commended Alilu for writing the books, said: “Authors are generational builders.”
The traditional ruler commended the author of the books adding “I have met many authors, but I have not met any who wrote four books at a time.
” Aminu Kayode Alilu is a poet, playwright, novelist, and an aphorist who came up with the intellectual property at a time when the country and its men are struggling to survive the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic.
” This feat is a pure indication that great men are always without excuse.”
The Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami SAN also commended the author of the books.
Malami, who was represented by the acting Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Alhaji Mohammed Umar-Etsu, recommended that the books be incorporated into the curriculum of the country’s school system.
The author of the books, Alilu, said he decided to write the books in order to make a positive impact in the country.
He urged the upcoming writers not to be discouraged about how lucrative literary work is, but the impact it would make on society.