Members of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Oyo State chapter has called on the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to collaborate with other South West governors to find lasting solution to the issue of kidnapping and other insecurity matters in the region.
The peaceful protest which was facilitated by Dr. Omotayo Lewis and spearheaded by NAWOJ Chairperson, Jadesola Ajibola, was held on June 13th, 2019.
In her address, the NAWOJ Chairperson, Jadesola Ajibola expressed that the significance of the rally is to call attention of the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde to organize a stakeholder’s summit in collaboration with other South West governors to address the spate of kidnapping and other insecurity issues in the region.
She identified non-existence of family court in the state as one of the factors contributing to rapid increase in domestic violence and eventually broken homes. NAWOJ Chairperson called on the state governor to look into the establishment of family court to safe the society.
While presenting document containing the demands of the group to the governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka, Dr. Omotayo Lewis emphasized on the need for government to address the issue between Fulani herdsmen and farmers that is ravaging the region.
Responding on behalf of the governor, Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka assured the protesters of the commitment of the present administration to the adequate security of lives and properties of the people in the state.
He noted that the government will improve on the existing relationship among security operatives to expedite in stopping the menace of kidnapping and other insecurity matters. Chief Ilaka disclosed that Engr. Seyi Makinde’s administration will give priority to security of lives and properties by engaging all relevant stakeholders for effective collaboration.
The Chief of Staff reiterated that the present administration is very much aware of the situation as far as security is concerned, hence the proactive measures putting together by all the South West governors to find lasting solutions to it.