As the Oniru Family and the good people of iru Victoria island and environs of Eti Osa, Lagos mourns the ascension to great beyond of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, The Oniru of Iru Land who joined his ancestors on 21st September, 2019 at the age of 82 years, the leadership of the apex Yoruba youth group in South West of Nigeria and in diaspora: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) in a press statement made by Aremo Barr Oladotun Hassan, President of the Council in Lagos as part the Association’s condolence message to the Oniru family, he said the Council appreciates Kabiyesi Oba Abiodun Oniru in his life time as a rear father per excellence and Patron to the Council, whose unrepentant patriotism and love for the unity, progress and development of Nigeria is second to none.
Barr Hassan further said on behalf of the Council that
“We take profound solace in Kabiyesi’s teachings and words of wisdom, as a first class Royal Father with lots of respect and admiration for the Yoruba culture and tradition at its peak, he gave all his best towards the enthronement of development of Iru- Victoria Island and parts of Lekki Peninsula today, largely contributing to the overall economic growth of Lagos Stats and Nigeria.
We are grateful to the Almighty God for a life well spent as an Icon of Peace, we commiserate with the entire Oniru Royal family led by Aremo Segun Oniru and the good people of Iru Land to accept our heart felt condolences on the peaceful ascension of our referred King to the great beyond, we pray for more greater growth and peace in Iru Land.
In the same vein, we wish all Nigerians Happy 59th Independence Day Anniversary, as we call on all Nigerians to embrace peace and unity as our beacon of hope, while admonishing President Muhammadu Buhari and all the 36 states Governors to ensure National development and peace, as part fulfilling thier political campaign promises to Nigerians.
We strongly appeal for calm in the nation, as we use the opportunity of the occasion of the nation’s independence to reflect on the past, plan for the present towards a greater future.
The nation is critically in deer need of solutions to her raging hydra headed challenges, ranging from economic depression to insecurity and wanton unfettered corruption in almost all the subsectors of the nation’s economy.
We use this medium to seek for the reversal of the VAT hike back from 7.5% to its initial 5% , while we demand the Central Bank retract it’s decision on the cheese policy on withdrawal charges above N500,000.00 for individuals and N3,000,000.00 for corporate customers across boards, this steps are ill-timed and not in consonant with the political manifesto Nigerians voted for in 2015 and 2019 respectively, since these policies are expected to further aggravating the economic downturn and perilous period on the nation’s citizens, most of whom are bedevilled with abject poverty, pains and unending agony.
We demand for a true national dialogue with all major stakeholders in the nation towards chatting a way forward out of the hoods.
We implore Nigerians not to further overheat the polity beyond its present boiling point into state of war and anarchy, while we use this medium to appeal to Mr President to release and grant Mr Omoyele Sowore full pardon from all present charges pending before the court.
We shall appreciate the Federal Goverment look inwardly more into the fundamentals of the message stated in the demands of the Revolution now struggle and proffer immediate and long term solutions, rather than the messenger.
We call on all Yoruba Youths in the six Southwest states or domiciled in others states of the federation and globally to ensure to register their membership with the Council by logging into the registration portal: www.yorubacouncilofyouths.org or call Hon. Sola Olumola, Chief of Staff to the President on 08180038335 or Asiwaju Segun Nelson, Southwest Coordinator on 08069598425.
The Council is better prepared to ensure adequate welfare and development of the Yoruba Land and Nigeria as a whole.