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Those calling for the secession of the south-west states from Nigeria are doing so out of frustration, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has said.

Speaking in an interview on Arise Television on Tuesday, Fayemi said irrational responses are expected when the society is agitated.

“Frankly, when you have stress and laxity in society, you’re bound to find a whole range of responses. Some rational, some irrational, some that speaks to the fears that people, some opportunistic and harebrained. There’s no question that some of the reactions we’ve seen will fall into all of those categories,” he said.

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“The people who are talking about secession frankly, some of them are doing it out of frustration. I don’t think that’s the solution to the Nigerian predicament right now.

“In matters of economic development, we may need to begin to look at other ways of managing diversity and difference in our country and that devolution of power is an idea whose time has come.”

The governor said he is optimistic that the country will overcome its challenges, adding that those calling for secession are doing so out of frustration.

It would be recalled that Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, a self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, had last week declared the Yoruba as a separate nation and demanded the secession of the south-west states from Nigeria.

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