By Ayanboade Kehinde
Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has call on the incoming governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to ensure full legal actions against people who plan to obstruct peace and tranquility after he vacates office.
In a public lecture at the University of Ibadan, organised by the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) where Ajimobi was the keynote speaker, engaged the audience on the topic “Peace and security architecture for sustainable development in Oyo state.”
The governor who will be leaving office come May 29, said security is the foundation of any government and as such is the basis for good governance, adding that his government is leaving behind a peaceful state and hopes that the incoming government will not loose their guards on security matters.
“Don’t take us back to Egypt, you must continue see that peace and tranquility reign in the state even after I’m gone” he said.
He highlighted that some hoodlums and criminals might want to raise their heads against the already existing peace of the state after he is gone, therefore urges Makinde to punish and jail victims.
In the same vein, the President of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), Nathaniel Danjibo stated that the government must ensure proper development in order to attain peace in the state.
In his words, Danjibo insisted that Peace and development work hand in hand, where without the former, the later will not be attainable and that the government has a fundamental responsibility to keep development afloat in order to maintain peace in the society.
Considering millions of young Nigerians who are unemployed, the Academia said societal development in terms of youth empowerment can eradicate the insecurities in the Country.
He suggested that job creation of jobs is a major way of shifting the attention of young people from crimes.
“Give young people jobs, bring about development in the society and crime will be reduced to its barest minimum” he said.