Yoruba Nation: Gov Adeleke directs pre-emptive security measures in Osun, appeals for dialogue

In the wake of the attack on the Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan, on Saturday by Yoruba Nation agitators, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has directed pre-emptive security measures around government structures in the state.

The directive is to forestall any copycat occurrence of alleged takeover by suspected Yoruba nation activists.

A statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, revealed that as the incident at the Government Secretariat was ongoing, Adeleke directed his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Samuel Ojo, to ensure immediate mobilisation 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.

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.

He added that Nigerian problems can only be resolved by dialogue within the constitutional framework.

Citing the movement of railways and electricity from exclusive to concurrent legislative list, he noted that even the United States of America is still reforming its federal system.

“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 said.

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