Dr Ayobami Lam-Adesina, the first son of late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, one-time governor of Oyo State has expressed doubt over the sustainability of the proposed Yoruba Nation hinging his argument on the inability of two states in the geopolitical zone to efficiently manage the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) together.
Dr Lam-Adesina said it was a shameful thing for the two Yoruba-speaking states of Oyo and Osun not to be able to manage the institution together adding that he felt embarrassed when he saw his compatriots jubilating when the two states stopped managing the affairs of LAUTECH together.
Continuing, he submitted “when my late dad was the governor of Oyo State and Papa Bisi Akande was in the same position in Osun, nobody heard of any fight or uproar over how the university was being run or funded. They were focused on how to maintain the heritage of the Yoruba nation.
“I can say it here that almost immediately after these two great men stopped being governors of the states, crisis of management erupted in LAUTECH. At the end of the day, the two states stopped running the institution together.
“This is a very bad omen. Those agitating for the emergence of Yoruba Nation need to tread softly and study the situation on ground. The present crop of leaders we have may not be able to sustain the proposed nation.
“Yes, if we move together to form a nation, it will be okay but then, our great leaders, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige and others did so well within the same Nigerian nation.”
The doctor added that this generation can survive in Nigeria.