Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has led a delegation comprising state government officials, services chiefs, and security personnel to embattled communities of Ofon, Ilobu, and Erin-Osun areas of the state.
The town hall meetings, held separately in each community, focused on reviewing prior security discussions with royal figures and community leaders is targeted at restoring peace to the areas.
The interactive sessions provided valuable insights into the ongoing conflicts, equipping state security leadership with enhanced understanding for conflict de-escalation and peace-building initiatives.
Traditional rulers conveyed their grievances and commitment to the peace committee established during the State Security stakeholders meeting.
Governor Adeleke, in individual addresses at each town hall meeting, emphasized the integral connection between peace and development. The administration’s commitment to addressing the root causes of the conflicts was underscored, with assurances that political strategies already in place would tackle communal unrest effectively.
Reaffirming the government’s dedication to finding lasting solutions, Governor Adeleke highlighted resolutions aimed at addressing the recurrent clashes and dealing decisively with those responsible.
He further disclosed that he held a closed-door security meeting with service chiefs yesterday at 10:00pm focused on reviewing the security situation and strategizing for a swift and secure permanent resolution.
Governor Adeleke stated, “Peace is crucial for development, and our administration is resolute in achieving a lasting solution to these conflicts.”