Adeyinka Grandson who is an advocate of an Independent Yoruba State called Oduduwa Republic has called on the Yoruba ethnic group whom he called the “WEALTHY” to rule over the Igbos and Hausa-Fulani ethnic groups in Nigeria whom he called the “POOR”.
He further said the entire landmass of the whole Igboland is just 11,355 square kilometres. It, however, has 5 states, 5 governors, 2,000 state assembly’s members, 500 state commissioners, 15 senators, and 41 house of representatives members, all paid salaries and allowances from the Federal Government.
However, Oyo State, just one state in the entire Yorubaland, covers a total of 35,742.84 square kilometres of landmass and more than the entire Igboland. But it has 1 governor, 40 state assembly members, 20 state commissioners, 3 senators and 14 house of representatives members, all paid salaries and allowances from the Federal government.
How does the Federal government get money to pay for salaries and allowances of elected political leaders?
The Federal Government takes money from seven revenue generating agencies in Nigeria:
1. Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 80% of its earnings comes from the South-South region. The Yoruba region contributes the remaining 20% of the NNPC revenue.
2. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), 95% of its revenue comes from the Yoruba region.
3. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), 80% of its revenue comes from the Yoruba region.
4. The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), 90% of its revenue comes from the Yoruba region.
5. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), 60% of its earnings comes from the Yoruba region.
6. The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), 95% of its revenue comes from the Yoruba region.
7. The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), 100% of its revenue comes from the South-South region.
The Yoruba contributes 49% of the Federal Government income. The Hausa/Fulani contributes 2.5%, while the Igbo contributes 1.5% of the entire income of the Federal Government.
It’s the Yoruba people who are paying all the wages and allowances of all the Igbo and Hausa/Fulani put together.
Everywhere in the world, it is the wealthy people who rule over the poor people and are well respected for it. Yoruba nation is the most wealthy in Nigeria, but shockingly, the poorer Fulani with the backing of the Igbo has been in power in Nigeria since 1960 ruling over the Yoruba.
How come the poorer black not ruling over the wealthy white in the USA? Why is the poorer Scottish not ruling over the wealthy English in Britain?
Since 1966, the Igbo as a collective has never supported a return to the regional system of government because the unitary system benefits them. They would instead have the states as the Federating Units rather than the Igbo region or Biafraud where they can have non-Igboland as a part of their imaginary Biafra.
There is a need for the Yoruba Youth to understand the importance of self-preservation.
Without Yorubaland, the Igbo and the Hausa/Fulani would have been the poorer nations on the planet earth. The Young Yoruba must learn from the United States building the walls to stop Mexicans from coming to the United States. We must take Yorubaland out of Nigeria to make it great.
Adeyinka Grandson is the Self Acclaimed leader of the Young Yoruba For Freedom Group and he did his University Education in the United Kingdom.
The Igbos and Hausa-Fulani are yet to react to the allegations.