The Oyo State authorities and practitioners of conventional faith within the state have agreed to collaborate and invoke non secular powers to combat the latest surge in insecurity.
The decision was a part of the result of deliberations at a gathering on Community and Public Enlightenment on Security and Peaceful Coexistence, which was held on Wednesday on the State Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism in Ibadan.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, who convened the assembly on behalf of the federal government expressed pleasure for the help given to the governor by the standard faith practitioners because the final governorship election.
He declared that the Seyi Makinde-led administration was engaged on the request of the standard faith practitioners to be granted a public vacation.
He pressured the necessity to contain them, amongst different spiritual our bodies, within the effort to finish insecurity within the state.
“I wish to inform you that work is ongoing on the approval of a special holiday for traditional worshippers in Oyo State, it is a long process that must go through legislation, executive assent, and state Gazette. The government is working on this and we need your continuous collaboration to make Oyo State more harmonious and attractive to investors.
“We have to contain you, our fathers and moms, brothers and sisters within the conventional faith in placing an finish to insecurity within the state. We are utilizing this chance to induce you to do all you possibly can, together with making non secular appeasements, sacrifices to make sure and keep peace in our state.
“In the old, our forefathers had ways of overcoming insecurity, we need to go back and adopt some of these methods to make our land habitable, to make Oyo State the pride of other states and attract investors to bring their businesses, which in turn will multiply employment opportunities and improve commercial activities.”
The Executive Assistance on Administration to Governor Makinde, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, who was additionally on the occasion, known as on the standard faith adherents to proceed to help the incumbent administration in order that the developmental tasks embarked upon by the federal government would proceed.
Ogedengbe famous that because the arrival of Makinde’s administration within the state, so many tasks, programmes, and insurance policies have been put in place to enhance the welfare of the individuals and provides help to the youths, the aged, and others within the state.
While talking on behalf of the standard faith adherents, the Aare Isese of Oyo State, Aare Omikunmi Egbelade; Chairman, Asa Orisa of Nigeria, Chief Oke Adejare and Oba Ela of Oyo State, Oba Ojebode Awoniran, known as on the state authorities to make funds accessible for the three main faith our bodies, for them to supply sacrifices, particular appeasements and prayers.
They urged the administration to accord them extra recognition and provides them a way of belonging by approving the general public vacation they’ve been clamouring for.
Meanwhile, the state authorities has additionally met with the management of Ibadan masqueraders to tell them in regards to the administration’s message of peaceable coexistence.
The emergency safety consultative assembly on the Egungun pageant in Ibadan was on the behest of the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Security, Fatai Owoseni, who doubles because the Executive Secretary of the State’s Security Trust Fund.
Also current had been the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Alabi, State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, and Director General, Operation Burst, Col. Oladipo Ajibola (Rtd).
Also on the assembly was the Alaagba of Ibadan (chief of Egungun sect) and Chairmen of 4 native authorities areas in Ibadan.
Mr Owoseni stated the state authorities has supplied extra safety personnel to observe the actions of the masqueraders and urged miscreants to not be a part of the procession, to keep away from arrest and prosecution.