Theophilus Danjuma, a retired Army General and former defence minister in Nigeria, declared that Yoruba people have suddenly lost their voices and people appear not to care about what is happening in the country.
Danjuma was quoted as saying, “If I tell you what I know that is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep. if the country must make progress, its people must be ready to play their parts.”
The former defence minister said this in Ibadan, Oyo state, during a book launch on the story of the Nigerian Tribune. The report quoted Danjuma as saying what the country is facing would not make anyone who is aware sleep soundly.
According to him, “In Yorubaland, everybody seems to have lost their voice, scared. And people appear not to care about what is happening. If I tell you what I know that is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep,” he was quoted as saying.
“Nigeria is in a big hole as nation. And people who put us in this hole have continued today. So, we’ve to wake up. Only we can save ourselves.”
He lamented what he called the activities of fifth columnists in the southwest adding that these set of people have not helped the situation. He prayed that God will continue to bless the country.
The report also quoted Chief Ayo Adebajo, a leader of the Afenifere pan-Yoruba group as saying the southwest had been politically submerged.
On his part, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the country urgently needs restructuring. He also kicked against the controversial hate speech bill currently going through the process of becoming law the Senate.