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Oyo Govt Reaffirms Commitment to End Hoodlums, Gang Activities in the State



Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has reinstated his administration commitment to reposition the security situation of the state and put an end to the hoodlums and gang activities within some part of the state.

A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the governor, Moses Alao, disclosed that the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Barr. Bayo Lawal, briefed newsmen shortly after the security meeting held at the Ibadan North-East Local Government.

Barr. Lawal urged youths to desist from violence and restiveness, noting that the Oyo state government remained committed to putting in place policies that will bring about a new lease of life to the state’s teeming youth population.

Meanwhile, the emergency security meeting was attended by critical stakeholders in the local government, including the caretaker chairman of Ibadan North-East Local Government, Mr. Ibrahim AKintayo; Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin; Chief Lateef Oyelade, Mogajis, local security outfits such as the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Asoludero Guards and heads of security agencies, among others.

The government was represented by appointees of the governor including the full time Commissioner, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Akeem Oladeji; Personal Assistant to the governor, Mr. Hakeem Azeez and the Liaison Officer, Ibadan North-East, Mr. Yahaya Akinbile.

On his part, the Commissioner for Local Government Matters added that hard drugs have been figured as the major cause of the restiveness, even as he warned parents to rein in their wards and perform their duties on the children.

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