Makinde, Gani Adams in closed-door meeting over insecurity
Aare Onakakanfo solicits monarchs’ support to tackle menace
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, met behind closed-doors at the Government House in Ibadan.
It was gathered that the meeting, which lasted for about one and half hours, may not be divorced from the need to improve the security architecture of the state and the region as a whole.
Adams, who addressed journalists after the meeting, said it was in honour of an earlier request that the six governors of the South-West states should fashion out ways of improving security.
He said he had earlier met with the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, adding that there is need for an interface with the governors, especially on the state of security in the region.
He said: “I wrote all the South-West governors to meet them on security matters and economy. I was happy that I have met two of them now. I have met the governor of Ekiti State two days ago. Now, I just met with the Oyo State governor. It is very important that we should interface on prevalent issues within our region, especially security.
“What we have witnessed for the past three years is very alien to our history. So, I came here to discuss with the governor. It’s a private visit.
“The outcome of the meeting is not something that I can divulge in the media. But I can assure you that we had a fruitful meeting.”
Speaking on the arraignment of some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) who apprehended the Fulani warlord terrorising the Ibarapa region, Iskilu Wakili, the OPC leader said the move was meant to demoralise the spirit of the boys but would not work.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to traditional leaders and community leaders to support local security efforts and not betray the people by showing more love to strangers at the expense of the indigenes.