Yewa monarchs seek justice over Owode killings
The Yewa Traditional Council has demanded justice from the federal government over alleged killings of five persons by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Owode-Yewa in Yewa South Local Government, sometimes last month.
They described the activities of the NCS operatives in the axis as unbecoming and called for thorough investigation into the killings of these innocent Nigerians.
Addressing news conference on Monday, on behalf of other traditional rulers, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, at the Council hall in Ilaro, said that the monarchs are demanding compensation for the families of those who lost their loved ones.
Olugbenle noted that the operatives of NCS on the guise of chasing smugglers had been killing, harassing and maiming his subjects and therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other security agencies to look into the issue.
Meanwhile the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend warned civil servants in the state against wastage in the midst of daunting economic challenges.
The governor spoke while declaring open, a two-day workshop for top government officials in Ikeja.
Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Benson Oke, said the importance of eliminating waste could not be over-emphasised, stressing that countless studies had shown that with good and sound processes relating to management of time and resources, one found that meagre resources could be extended to produce outstanding results, adding, “in other words, organisations and individuals can achieve more with less.”
The governor said government knew that impatient electorates expected to see change, and fast, but that the funds required to meet such expectations were enormous, explaining that the need to get value for money from governments at all levels was therefore under the spotlight as never before.
“It would be a great achievement if the Lagos State Civil Service is able to import the principles of lean operations from the private sector and apply them to the operations of the public sector. Team work and synergy hold the key to maximum and ultimate performance,” Ambode stated.
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