April 14, 2024

Oyo secretariat invasion: Adeleke orders tight security at govt house


Gov Adeleke

Shina Abubakar, Osogbo

Following the invasion of the State Government Secretariat in Oyo State by suspected Yoruba nation agitators, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has ordered tight security around government establishment in the state.

The move, according to the governor was to curb similar occurrence by suspected agitators in the state.

A statement made available to newsmen by the Governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Sunday, added Governor Adeleke has instructed his aide on Security to proceed with instruction effective immediately.

Part of the establishment were Governor Adeleke instructed that joint security should be deployed to include, the State Government Secretariat, the Government House, and other strategic government buildings including the headquarters of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

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According to the Governor, there is a need for  rededication to the ideals of a united Nigeria with ongoing constitutional amendments to ensure a truly federal system in Nigeria.

“These agitators should join the crusade for the reform of the federal system to ensure adjustments that give the states more autonomy and responsibilities.

“Nigeria’s problems can only be resolved by dialogue within the constitutional framework, citing ongoing constitutional amendments that are restoring more powers to the states”, the governor was quoted to have said.

He cited the movement of railways and electricity from exclusive to concurrent legislative list, noting that even the United States of America is still reforming her federal system.

While showing solidarity with his Oyo State counterpart, Governo Seyi Makinde, he urged the agitators to sheath their swords, saying everyone must continue to try to realize the Nigeria of their dreams.