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Makinde’s Security Adviser Urges Ibadan Community Leaders to Promote Peace

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The Special Adviser on Security to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has charged community leaders (otherwise known as Baales) in Ibadan land not to be found wanting in promoting peace, unity, and socio-economic developmen­t of their communitie­s.

Owoseni, who was a former Commission­er of Police, gave the admonition at the meeting of the Baales, which was initiated by the Baale of Ekotedo, Elder (Dr.) Taiye Ayorinde and was held at the Olubadan’s Palace at Oja Oba in Ibadan.

He maintained that this is not the time to demonise any ethnic group for being behind criminal activities unless they were caught in the act, urging that the bales should work hand in hand with the state government to rid the state of criminals.

Owoseni assured the baales that the government would continue to see them as partners in progress because they are closer to the people.

Ayorinde, in his remarks, thanked all the baales and stated that those not at the meeting would be invited for subsequent meetings.

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