By Ola Ajayi
IBADAN—IN order to avoid unnecessary destruction of lives and property between farmers and herdsmen in a newly-created Wewe Local Council Development Authority, Saki in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, the Caretaker Chairman of the LCDA, Mr. Olaniyi Olawuwo has set up a committee on the peaceful coexistence of farmers and herdsmen.
Also, the council boss has initiated a move where people from other ethnic groups such as Igbo and Hausa are honoured with chieftaincy titles.
Mr. Olawuwo explained that the motive behind the initiative is to strengthen the cord of unity that binds all ethnic groups together and also make them have a sense of belonging.
As part of his efforts to extinguish embers of discord and disunity, the council chairmen added that inter-ethnic marriages are encouraged.
While giving the account of his stewardship since the creation of the LCDA by Governor Abiola Ajimobi on January 16, 2017, Olawuwo said all departments in his local council had made tremendous impacts on the people of the local government.
According to him, in order to boost food production in the council, he has refurbished tractors and purchased poultry equipment as well as buying day-old chicks in their hundreds.
To improve healthcare delivery in the council, he stressed that a one-day training programme on prevention of fever for secondary schools and purchase of drugs for the maternity centres.
While noting that all the achievements were done through direct labour, he reiterated that markets and roads were rehabilitated.
He promised the people in the council to do more advising them to play their own role in the development of the council.