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Why CBN must bring back Heritage Bank, Afenifere tells FG

…..Seeks Yoruba language, History as Compulsory Subjects in Ondo schools.

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has called on  the Federal Government to mandate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reverse recent suspension of Heritage Bank licence.

Afenifere, Ondo State chapter which described the Owena Bank to Heritage bank as one of the economic legacies of first Civilian Governor of Ondo state, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, also charged the State Government to put in place machineries for re-acquisition of the bank.

The group took the decision at its periodic meeting held in Akure which was presided over by the State Chairman, Chief Korede Duyile and attended by chieftains of the organisation who are from Ondo State including Basorun Sehinde Arogbofa and Chief Femi Aluko.

Reading the meeting’s Communique to newsmen, the State Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Eric Oluwole, said Ondo State Chapter of Afenifere also said, “Ondo State Chapter of Afenifere held a meeting today and resolved as follows: that the Ondo State Government should liase with the Federal Government to revive all the economic legacies floated by the Adekunle Ajasin administration, the state should take necessary action towards the acquisition of heritage bank.

“The legacies include the license of the Heritage Bank and we advise the Ondo State Government to reverse it to its original founding fathers that is the Ondo State Government.

“Other industries include ceramic industry, Okitipupa Oil company, and others. Afenifere commended the state government for not relenting its efforton the security especially the Amotekun outfit floated by the former Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

“Afenifere also urges the state government to continue the funding of Amotekun and other security agencies in the state.

“Afenifere advises the Government to adopt as part of its education policies, the Yoruba language and history as compulsory subjects to be taught at the primary and secondary schools.

“Afenifere urges the people of the state to massively return to the farm and embark on aggressive planting in order to address high rate of food shortage facing the state.

“Finally, the Afenifere supports all efforts been made towards the creation of State police.”

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