YCE tells FG to facilitate return of Akintoye, Igboho
Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), at the weekend, urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for the return of all persons in exile.
YCE urged the Federal Government to live up to its responsibility of providing equal protection to all citizens and constituent groups in the country.
The Yoruba elders said those in exile include: “The personages of Prof. Banji Akintoye and Chief Sunday Igboho, who were allegedly harassed for advocating proper and dignified treatment of their law-abiding kinsmen.”
The elders made their positions known in a communique signed by its scribe, Oladipo Oyewole, and Publicity Secretary, Niyi Ajibulu, and made available to The Guardian in Ibadan.
According to the communiqué, the council’s meeting, which held in Ekiti State, noted that YCE had been miffed by the degenerating level of acceptance of the Yoruba language, culture and civilisation, adding that the meeting also deliberated on the presentation of a book, ‘Yoruba Renaissance, Challenges and Prospects’.
They described the book, written by Sir Egunjobi, as “a timely enunciation of Yoruba history and contemporary affairs, which succinctly illuminates both recurring and emerging challenges and prospects to the Yoruba experience.”
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