By Wale Ojo-Lanre
Unless there is no longer a President in Nigeria; unless the Federal Government is not in power or has been derived of its monstrous powers.
Unless President Muhammad Buhari is not the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, unless there is no Inspector General of Police, IGP, in Nigeria and all the police are sleeping in their overpopulated barracks!
And unless the Department of State Security, DSS, is no longer mighty in Nigeria and has lost its bravery of illegally breaking into suspects’ houses in the dead of the night.
Unless there is no longer any law and order in Nigeria and all the laws and statutes are toothless or have all been erased or deleted from their books, will the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, not be arrested by the Federal Government!
I am sure no one is above the law. Or is the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland above the law? If he is not.
Then he must be arrested now.
Is he not supposed to be the war leader of Yorubaland? I mean the head of the army of this great race?
Is he not supposed to recruit, train and fortified young Yoruba men and women in the art of war?
Is he not expected to act like the Nnamdi Kanus of this world by setting up miscreants to disrupt and disorganise Yoruba land? Is he not expected to circumvent, subterfuge and sabotage Federal Government policies unreasonably and stupidly, no matter how fantastic the policies are?
Is he not supposed to be the head of warmongers and the greatest stoker of instability and violence in Nigeria?
Is the Aare Onakakanfo not supposed to make life difficult for the people of Nigeria and fight any cause no matter the degree of its merit? Is the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland not supposed to be stockpiling arms and ammunition in readiness to disrupt the 2023 election? Is he not supposed to mobilize the over six million members of his Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, to destabilize the nation just to show that his members are powerful?
Why should the economic development of Yorubaland and the prosperity of its people be his business? Why should he spend his money promoting the cultural heritage of Yorubaland all over the world? Why should this Aare Onakakanfo fund the formation of the Oodua Progressive Union, OPU, in 98 countries with over 2,000 members in diaspora, solely for cultural rejuvenation and resuscitation of Yoruba arts and culture? And why should he travel to Thailand recently to lure economic revolutionaries to Nigeria? Why should the Aareonakakanfo deliver this treasonable felonious speech in Thailand?
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Text Of Speech Delivered By The Aware Onakakanfo O Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, Nigeria, CEO/Chairman, Thai Business Solutions Nigeria Limited (Thai-Nigeria Trade Centre), At The 2023 Edition Of Business Meeting With Stakeholders In Thailand.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this great event.
“I thank every one of you for being part of this meeting today.
“Let me begin by expressing my special appreciation to my brother and business partner, Dr Vorrakorn, for his unrelenting efforts and patience since we began this journey in 2020 and up till this present time.
“I pray for the repose of the soul of the late Mama Notary of blessed memory, may her soul rest in peace.
“The late Mama Notary also played a significant role in ensuring that we get to where we are today.
“We have rescheduled this meeting several times, however, permit me to apologize for the series of postponements and inconveniences this might have caused.
“It was due to my busy schedule both in Nigeria and across the world.
“It is amazing that despite the obvious challenges, Dr Vorrakorn never gave up on our set goals.
“He was consistent in ensuring that we achieve this great feat.
“As the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, I think now is the best time for us to meet, as it is always said that God’s time is always the best.
“I thank Dr Vorrakorn, who has been representing my interest at the very heart of Thai business owners.
“I also thank my Project Coordinator/General manager,
(Thai Business Solutions Nigeria Limited), Soji Amusan. I thank you for the job well done so far.
“I also thank all my entourage that came with me from Nigeria, I appreciate your support.
“I am very pleased to welcome all our potential investors/intending business partners all over Thailand and other parts of the world to this event.
“I extend my sincere appreciation to the Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency, Mr Oma Djebah, for his support always.
“The reason for this meeting is to discuss the prospects of our three major projects, where we seek investors and business partners that will work with us in making these projects a reality both in Nigeria and Thailand.
“These three projects are: building of Thai-Nigeria Trade Centre; setting up of New Odua Farm Village; and building of Budiest Temple at all our Thai-Nigeria Trade Centres.
“This will be explained further during the major business presentation by my projects coordinator in due time.
“You have all been invited to be a part of these projects because it is my long-term desire to empower the Nigerian youths and women in my capacity as the Aare Onakankanfo of Yorubaland, and also in making my long-term dream and vision a reality through your support.
“The energy and passion that Dr Vorrakorn has been using to drive this project have given me and my team great assurances that with all your support, this project is very achievable.
“We are here to expand the coast of our business empires, by using the global inter-business relationship as tools to strengthen the bond between Nigeria, Yorubaland and the Republic of Thailand.
“It is also my hope that the business will open a window of opportunities for the two countries.
“Today, one of the major challenges we face in Nigeria is the security situation in the country.
“But as I stand before you today, I want to assure you that we have taken profound cognisance of the security deficit in the country.
“And I believe strongly that we will take care of that as we progress in our business initiatives.
“Let me also assure our business partners that our land is fertile and rich for any business opportunity.
“The idea of building the Thai-Nigeria Trade Centre is a big project that can stand the test of time.
“I am very optimistic also that this project will enhance the two countries’ business initiatives.
“Not many countries in the world are blessed with these opportunities, however, we must use the Thai-Nigeria Trade Centre to drive our vision of becoming the leading business trade centre.
“Setting up of New Odua Farm Village is a priority, considering the need of Nigeria and the South-West to boost its agriculture, with adequate support from countries like Thailand and others across the world.
“It is an idea that is futuristic.
“And as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, the future we are talking about is now.
“That is why we need to use this opportunity to boost our agric businesses in Nigeria with its pride of place as the most populous black nation in the world.
“Also the building of Budiest Temple at all our Thai-Nigeria Trade Centre is a global business initiative that will transform Africa and make Nigeria the focus of all African countries.
“In the same vein, Let me tell our business partners that Justin-Thai Retail Limited is a joint venture that focuses on the best approach to operating the business
of distribution of all types of Thai fast-moving consumer goods, FMCG, in Nigeria through the Thai-Nigeria Trade Center project in Lagos, Nigeria.
“Lagos being the economic hub of Africa will be the headquarters,
where all the goods will be distributed to other African
“The intention is to build a link between Nigeria/African consumers and Thailand manufacturers of FMCG.
“It is also to enhance business relationships that will boost the economy of both Nigeria and Thailand.
“By selling 80 per cent of the franchise to interested individuals through our medium size stores in major streets of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Calabar for a start.
“At least, 20 per cent would be retained for brand management.
“Our major focus is to create more job opportunities for Nigerian and Thai youths and women.
“We are interested in feeding the communities and all the states in Nigeria and the world at large.
“We intend to provide job opportunities to the people, most especially, the youth and women.
“On the Odua Farm Village project, we are planning to have a full settlement for all the workers at the farm.
“That will have all the social amenities and infrastructure.
“Not only these, but we also intend to build a global manufacturing and technology-based farm, where there’s a marketplace, storage, and other facilities.
“Vegetables, tubers, grains, and animal husbandry is our main focus, which is to grow healthy and improve varieties of food.
“After harvesting, the products will be further processed into their end products.
“In other to ensure that our products stand out from our competitors, we will employ the best farming technique and equipment to ensure quality products that are fortified with a good balance diet.
“Agro Business Company’s cassava is of the best varieties.
“The following varieties are recommended for their high yield and processing quality.
“Vegetables, plantain/banana plantation, oranges, grape, yam, cassava, tomatoes, green pepper, onions, etc
“Finally, as I stand before you today,
I want to assure all our business partners and our guests that the prospects of all our business projects are enduring.
“They are legacy projects that will live even beyond our generation and that of the coming generations
“Once again, I thank you all for coming I enjoin you to give us your full support and attention as we progress to the business presentation.
“Thanks for listening, God bless you all
“Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.”
My friend is this speech not felonious in content? Is it not treasonable in tone?
Is it not enough and proper for the Federal Government to act now?
I think you can see why Aare Onakakanfo should be arrested.
•Ojo-Lanre writes from Usi-Ekiti and can be reached on 08033490986.