‘Fish out illegal miners, bandits in your domains’- Oyo govt to LG chairmen, traditional rulers
The Oyo State Government has advised local government chairmen and traditional rulers across the state to fish out illegal miners, bandits, and land grabbers in their various domains.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters Olusegun Olayiwola made this declaration on Monday.
He spoke after a closed-door meeting with local government chairmen in the state.
Olayiwola said that the state government had zero tolerance for crime and criminality.
He added that government would stop at nothing to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state and urged the local government chairmen and traditional rulers to work together to ensure that their domains are safe.
According to him: “One major point that was extensively discussed today is the issue of the security of lives and property in Oyo State.
“You will recall that about three weeks ago, there was an explosion at Bodija, Ibadan, which eventually turned out to be a result of illegal activities of some miners, who were not supposed to keep explosives in residential areas.
“As a result of this, chairmen and women in the 33 local government areas of Oyo State were invited to the office of the Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters today (Monday), and at the end of the meeting, we decided to address the press about the outcome of the meeting.
“The chairmen and chairwomen in the 33 local governments of Oyo State have decided that the three critical areas that the people and government of Oyo State need to look into to improve security are illegal mining, land grabbing, and banditry.”
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