Legal Nigeria

Yoruba in Diaspora Coalition to Hold Dialogue on Nigerian’s Restructuring

By Sunday Okobi

A coalition of Yoruba people in Diaspora, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has concluded plans to hold a webinar lecture on the current state of Nigerian federalism and what may become of it.

In a statement issued yesterday by the Secretary-General of the Diaspora group, Dr. Sina Okanlomo, which was made available to THISDAY, the coalition said the webinar dialogue would hold on March 27, 2021, at 5p.m. Nigerian time.

Okanlomo further explained in the statement that the lead speaker for the dialogue would be the renowned scholar of Legal History at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Akin Alao.

He added that the theme of the dialogue is ‘Dealing with The Critical Fault-Lines of a Federation: Is It to Unbundle or Restructure The Leviathan?”

The lead speaker for the virtual event, Prof Alao, is an accomplished academics and researcher. He is the editor of ODU: a journal of West African Studies, and the Editor-in-Chief of Ife journal of History. He is currently working on the ‘Power of Conviction and Courage: A biography of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo’.

YOV, which is presently in 176 countries across the world, is the umbrella body of over 300 groups of Yoruba descendants worldwide.

According to the statement, one of the group objectives is to promote the interest of the race at the global stage and also serves as a platform to bring all Yoruba professionals in many parts of the world together in order to provide a unified front for the progress of the Yoruba nation.