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#EndSARS: South West Monarchs blame greed of politicians on unrest and violence

by Mustapha Olamide
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Monarchs within the South West of Nigeria have blamed politicians for the recent #endSARS protest and unrest within the region that led to the destruction of properties in Lagos and other parts.

They also involved the urgent restructuring of the country to offer more powers to the states.

The kings spoke at a post mortem meeting at the weekend in Lagos on the protests.

The monarchs expressed disappointment at the way politicians had turned politics into money making venture at the expense of the interest of the youth.

They said that the high rate of unemployment among youths caused the agitation within the EndSARS protest.

“The governors have taken the proper steps with this meeting. However, they need been distant from we monarchs. you ought to not wait till election days before you reach bent us. this sort of meeting should come regularly.

“We know the great and therefore the bad in our communities but we are under-utilised,´´ Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, said.

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the destruction had put the region during a complex situation.

“It may be a complex and sophisticated matter. our youngsters are jobless and lots of are hungry. the issues are an excessive amount of for the states.

“The states aren’t independent. The structure we run in Nigeria cannot allow state governors to try to to much for his or her states,´´ he said.

The Oluigbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan Obateru, urged the military officer of Police to conduct detailed investigation into the incident and fish out those behind the protest.

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu said that “truth is extremely bitter,´´ noting that majority of the issues were caused by politicians.

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