Some leaders of Yoruba race on Wednesday told governors in the South West Nigeria to see agricultural production as an important engagement.
The leaders noted that the six governors in the region, Seyi Makinde (Oyo) Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide SanwoOlu (Lagos), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) should see agriculture as an important engagement.
They spoke through a communique issued after a pan Yoruba Congress held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The meeting was attended by Governor Seyi Makinde, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, Chief Deji Osibogun and Professor Soji Adejumo among others.
The Yoruba leaders while speaking declared their support for the creation of Amotekum corps in the South West Nigeria which is aimed to tackle insecurity in the region.
They also declared their support for the adoption of Yoruba anthem.
They urged other states in the region to without wasting more time, emulate Osun and Ondo states that had adopted the Yoruba anthem.
The communique said, “That agriculture should no longer be seen as a part time vocation but an important engagement to be taken seriously and encouraged by South West governments.
“That the nation should as a matter of utmost urgency trace her steps back to true and functional federalism as a panacea to tension and mistrust in the nation if the country is serious about remaining an indivisible whole.
“That the major economic backbone of our race bequeathed to us by our founding fathers -Oodua investment should be revamped, reinvigorated and operative by the government of the South West.
“That the Yoruba nation notes with dismay general state of insecurity in the country and the ancestral space of Yoruba nation especially, a situation that has compelled a rigorous interrogation of our situation.
“That the Yoruba nation is currently living in a time of bad metaphors due to the almost irreversible abyss of disparity due to cases of daily incessant insecurity.