Following the allegation of marginalisation by the Okun Yoruba speaking People, the Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada (rtd) has inaugurated a nine-man committee to look at grey areas enumerated by the Okun Develoment Association.

The committee, which has two weeks to complete its assignment and which is headed by the Deputy Governor of the state, Yomi Awoniyi, is expected to verify all the complaints raised by the Okun people of the state

Wada, who was speaking during inauguration of the committee at Government House, reiterated the commitment of his administration towards the promotion of justice, equity and fair play in the distribution of dividends of democracy, state resources and appointments into political and civil services.

The Governor gave the committee the terms of reference as follows: to examine, review and articulate the distribution of amenities and infrastructure in the three Senatorial District of the state, to look into the distribution of appointments both political and civil service in the areas of lop-sidedness as well as distribution and allocation of staff cadre in all the tertiary institutions across the state.


The committee is also expected to examine and proffer solution to the issue of “excruciating and prevailing poverty in Okun land by extension all the three Senatorial districts in the state with a view to promoting the advancement and socio- economic development of the entire citizens of the state.

Other members of the committee are Chief Yahaya Agbenyo, Dr. Moses Atakpa, Joseph Daniel, Taliban Rajiv, Steven Olorunfemi, Steven Yakubu, Tunde Arosayin and Ezikiel Obayemi, the Permanent Secretary Administration in the office of the state deputy governor will serve as secretary to the committee.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the committee, Yomi Awoniyi thanked the governor for considering them to serve in the justice finding mission and promised that they will live above board.

It would be recalled that the Okun people under the aegis Okun Development Association met with the State Governor early in March this year, alleging marginalisation, deprivation and under development of Okun land in the state.




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