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Akobo-Ojurin Boundary Dispute: Oyo Govt. Appeals For Calm Between Akinyele, Lagelu LGs

The Oyo State Government has urged the residents of Akinyele and Lagelu Local Governments to maintain the status quo ante and maintain peace regarding the boundary dispute in Akobo Ojurin and his surroundings.

This request was made through the State Surveyor General and Chairman State Technical Committee on Boundary Dispute Resolution, Surveyor Alaba Abiodun.

Surveyor Abiodun made this statement during a fact-finding mission between the two local governments around Akobo Ojurin.

He explained that the State Government will soon resolve the boundary dispute between Lagelu and Akinyele Local Government and would inform the proper parties after its investigation have been concluded.

Youths from the two Local Governments were also warned by the Surveyor General not to cause disturbance until the State Boundary Dispute Committee’s decision was communicated to the concerned Local Governments.

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He said. “the youths are supposed to be educated and enlightened about this matter, they should be patient until we are through with our Fact – Finding assignment, we will look into every complaint, we will look into course of every problems and recommend objectively to the appropriate quarters”.

He continued. “I know the youths are always aggressive to issues, they should wait patiently until we are through with our investigation, at the end of this exercise everybody will live together in peace”.

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He also commanded the politicians, community leaders, and youth leaders of the two local governments to live in peace and harmony noting that the state government, led by engineer. Seyi Makinde is a government that values peace and would not tolerate anarchy anywhere in the state.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Hon. Taoeed Adepegba, praised the State’s current administration for creating a committee to resolve boundary disputes and made it clear that Akinyele Local Government and Lagelu Local Government would always uphold peace.

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