Akeredolu’s imposition of Oodua anthem on Ondo Ijaws wrong -AIP

AKURE—THE Arogbo Ijaw Patriots, yesterday, faulted the imposition of the Oodua anthem on the Ijaw minority in Ondo State by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, saying it is a flagrant violation of the rights of the Ijaw people in the state.

“In a statement by its Coordinator and Secretary, Messrs Fidelis Soriwei and Bibisa Kekemeke, respectively, the Ijaw group said that “it was absurd and rather disturbing that the governor would make it compulsory for Oodua or Ondo anthem (in Yoruba) to be sung in all secondary schools in Ondo State, where there are indigenous Ijaws.”