By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Oyintiloye Olatunbosun has called on opinion leaders, royal fathers, religious leaders, parents and guardians across the state to support government and ensure restoration of normalcy.
Oyintiloye in a statement released to the pressmen on Sunday in Osogbo, expressed sadness over the turn of events that led to break down of law and order in the state in particular and Nigeria at large, saying that intervention of all stakeholders was needed to restore peace in the state and the nation at large.
The former lawmaker in the State Assembly also emphasized the need for influencers, individuals and groups as well as parents to take responsibility by cautioning their wards against lawless acts in a bid to restore peace.
While our people especially the youths are culturally, religiously, morally and academically groomed, Oyintiloye expressed regrets that bad eggs among them have allowed themselves to be misled, saying the Saturday’s attacks on government and privately owned property across the state has not reflected the ethos of Omoluabi of the Yoruba people.
The statement read partly, “Peace is a prime treasure which is appellative to Osun otherwise called State of the Virtuous. As a group of people, we are well cultured and we cherish harmony, orderliness and sense of responsibility.
“it’s the belief that the trying period of rage and tension was as a result of orchestrated manipulation by some armchair principalities of cynicism who are hellbent at using their furtive motive to cost us our peace.
“The people are hereby urged to obey law and order by strictly adhering to the curfew as declared by the government which is in a bid to protect lives and property and to forestall any further looting and vandalization of public and private property by hoodlums who see no good in the peace enjoyable in the state.”
Oyintiloye who acknowledged restraint on the part of security operatives in management of the crisis reiterated the resolve of the Governor to restore peace and stability across the state.