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Ooni, Alaafin Convene Meeting Over Insecurity In South-West

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By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

Worried by the spate of insecurity in the South West states of the country, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III will convene a meeting of Yoruba leaders of note to deliberate on the way forward.

The meeting, billed for Thursday, June 27, 2019, will hold at the International Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The event is being coordinated by daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the Netherlands, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu.

According to Awolowo-Dosumu, the meeting will deliberate on the appropriate response to the current menace of killer herders, kidnappers and sundry criminals currently ravaging Yorubaland.

Also, a statement by publisher of a leading Yoruba tabloid, Alaroye newspaper, Chief Alao Adedayo, said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi will co-chair the event.

“The meeting is a two-prong event that would bring together Southwest governors, eminent traditional rulers, eminent scholars and other leaders of thought, to discuss the security situation in the region and plan a strategy that would assist the governments and the people of the area.”

There will also be the presentation of Yoruba language version of the book, AWO (the autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo

 

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