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KO’YA movement set to hold conference on food security


Otunba Gani Adams

As part of efforts to ensure food security in the South West, a socio-cultural group, Yoruba Ko’Ya Movement is set to hold a conference.

With the theme: “Protecting Yoruba Land,” the conference is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 22 at Atiba Hall, Alaafin Palace, Oyo, and chaired by the Alaafin of Oyo Kingdom, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111.

Key note speakers expected at the event include: Aare Onakakafo of Yoruba Land, Otunba Gani Adams, Retired Bishop of Methodist Church, Arch. Ayo Ladigbolu, seasoned media entrepreneur and co-founder of Yoruba KO’YA Movement, Otunba ‘Deji Osibogun and pro democracy crusader, Dr. Amos Akingba, and others.


Speaking on the goals of the event in a statement yesterday, National Director and Publicity of the group, Mr. Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye said the conference would examine the effects of Fulani herdsmen and farmers crisis and examine causes of the crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Yoruba Land, among others.

He said: “The event will ascertain the level of awareness of Yoruba people on issues relating to food security, examine the level of food availability and accessibility as a result of Fulani herdsmen and farmers crisis in south west region; evaluate the effects of Fulani herdsmen and farmers crisis on food and security in Western Nigeria State and discuss the management options of the Fulani herdsmen and farmers crisis as it affects food and security in Yoruba Land.

“The event will afford all those whose livelihood are affected to gain understanding of how Fulani herdsmen-farmers crisis can be curtailed.”

Adeleye stated that the event would also provide solutions to food and security challenges confronting Yoruba people stressing that this will encourage meaningful development efforts on issues relating to the effects of Fulani herdsmen-farmers crisis on food and security in the region.

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