In its commitment to bring an end to the security challenges facing the state, the Oyo State Government has continued with its stakeholders’ engagement on internal security, tagged ‘E je Kajo se’ by engaging Islamic leaders to reverse the trend of insecurity in the State.
Speaking with the Islamic leaders, who came from 33 Local Government Areas today, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun urged religious leaders to execute community-based interventions including sensitization of members of their congregations on voluntary information, identification of suspects and adherence to measures to fight insecurity.
Recall that the State Government had, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, engaged the traditional leaders yesterday to tackle insecurity in their respective domains.
The three-day stakeholders’ meeting on internal security, tagged ‘E je Kajo se’ will continue tomorrow and the state government will engage Christian religious leaders to come up with ways they can contribute to tackling the insecurity in Oyo State.
According to Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, “this engagement is coming to the fore after we learnt that there are critical roles played by religious leaders in the achievement of a secured Oyo State.”
Olatunbosun pointed out Governor Seyi Makinde’s concerted efforts to leave Oyo State better, identifying his administration’s successes in other sectors of the State.
Olatunbosun, who coveted their daily prayers for the peace of Oyo State, asserted that the three-day stakeholders’ engagement will cut across all religions, including traditional rulers.
In their separate remarks, the State Coordinator, NACOMYO, Alh. Daud Afolabi and Chairman, Alfa Forum of Oyo State, Abdulrahmon Taiwo, noted that their Associations have not stopped playing their roles in offering prayers for the State Government.
They also pledged their Associations’ readiness to offer more prayers to Almighty Allah for the State and pledged their readiness to join hands with the State Government to battle the deadly scourge of insecurity.