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Makinde attributes insecurity, tension to lack of opportunities

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• Says proper federalism will bring development
• Traditionalists urge S’West govs to tackle insecurity

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has attributed insecurity and tension bedevilling the country to lack of opportunities for the people.

He said if the country has proper federalism, development in especially the public sector will come, saying that one of the things the people need to deal with right now is how to get the best for the country.

The governor lamented that the country is churning out graduates that have no hope of placement and engagement in the productive sector.

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Makinde spoke, yesterday, while hosting members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Oyo State Chapter, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.

The visitors were led by the Chairman, Prof. Paul Ananaba and other members who were in the state to solicit the support of the state government for the forthcoming conference scheduled to hold in the state between May 24 and 26.

He said: “I am glad that you are bringing the conference here because that is what we want to see. We want people to come around and experience what we are trying to do. And we will support you.

“The section of public interest is something that is very interesting to us because I always tell people that this government was put in place by the people themselves. We did not come in through any godfather. We did not come in because we had federal might. We did not even have local might when we were about to get elected.”

MEANWHILE, governors and traditional rulers in South-West have been urged to make sacrifices to ward off invaders disrupting peace and harmony in Yorubaland.

President, Isese Foundation of Yorubaland, Chief Omikunmi Abiola Egbelade, gave the charge, yesterday, while featuring on an online radio owned and transmitted by the Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, in Ibadan.

Egbelade said government and monarchs in the region should engage the traditionalists, who would make special sacrifices against the marauders.

Omikunmi commended Makinde for promoting culture and tourism with the Omituntun Cultural Tourism Festival held recently in Ibadan.

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