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News - South West - Osun Updated: April 14, 2024

Governor Adeleke orders enhanced security measures amid Yoruba nation agitation

By Hadiza Musa Yusuf
April 14, 2024
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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, in response to the invasion of Oyo State government secretariat by Yoruba Nation agitators, has directed preemptive security measures around government structures in the state to prevent any similar occurrence.

This was contained in a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Sunday.

Police authorities in Oyo State in conjunction with other security agencies had arrested 20 suspects over the invasion of the state government premises in Agodi, Ibadan, on Saturday.

According to the statement, Adeleke directed his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Samuel Ojo, to ensure the immediate mobilization of joint security teams to secure the State Government Secretariat, the Government House, and other strategic government buildings including the headquarters of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

"Security men and women were deployed to identified locations yesterday to ensure the Oyo State incident is not repeated at Osogbo, the Osun State Capital in line with the Governor’s directive," he said.

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Governor Adeleke while issuing the directive called for rededication to the ideals of a united Nigeria with ongoing constitutional amendments to ensure a truly federal system in Nigeria.

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

“Nigerian problems can only be resolved by dialogue within the constitutional framework," he stated, citing ongoing constitutional amendments that are restoring more powers to the states.

“I associate with my brother, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. I urge the agitators to sheath their swords. We must continue to try to realize the Nigeria of our dreams.

“We must support President Tinubu as he drives the federal reform efforts. We have a duty to stand by Mr President in the realization of this difficult national assignment,” he added.

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