Elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae has come out to say that Yorubaland is the glue holding Nigeria together.
He recently revealed that the Yorubas have invested a lot to maintain peace in the nation, so the talks of secession cannot be happening.
According to him, the fact that if there is a crisis in the East and North today, people would always rush to South-West means the zone is like the refugee camp of Nigeria.
He added that Yorubas are the most accommodating and they keep cementing culture in Nigeria.
His words, “We have invested, perhaps, more than most groups in Nigeria. To prove my point, if there is a crisis in the East today, where do people rush to? The South-West. If there is a crisis in the North, where will they run to? The South-West.
“This is the refugee camp of Nigeria. This is where everybody is welcome, accepted and looked after. That is the investment of peace we have been making from time immemorial. “Yorubaland has been the glue that holds Nigeria. If the South-West says it wants to secede, the Middle-Belt will fight us because they see the Yoruba as the cement that holds Nigeria.
“During the Civil War, when the Igbo went home, Governor Mobolaji Johnson looked after their property for them. Rents were in the banks and when they returned, their money was given to them to start life all over again.
“That is a fact. But the property they left in Port Harcourt were taken over by their neighbours and it took several years before some of them were returned to the owners.
“We have demonstrated that we are the most accommodating, we are the cementing culture in Nigeria. So, there is no way we can secede. This is our home.”