- Claims by Sunday Igboho that he was invited by Ogun state government has been rejected
- According to the Abiodun-led administration, the report which suggested that Igboho was invited was misconstrued
- The Yoruba activist had granted an interview in which he said he was in the state to combat criminals
In a 'clear the air' move, the Ogun government has revealed its position on the visit of Sunday Igboho to the state.
The activist is believed to be in the state on the invitation of the state government to combat crimes in the state.
On his way to Ketu in Yewa North local government where herdsmen were allegedly wreaking havoc, Igboho addressed his supporters in Abeokuta. He vowed to flush out any Fulani herdsman who engaged in kidnapping in any part of Yoruba land.
Denying that Igboho was invited to the state, Ogun commissioner for information and strategy, Alhj. Abdulwaheed Odusile, said the report which indicated the invitation was quoted out of context, PM News reports.
He said it emanated from an interview granted by Hon. Remmy Hazzan, the special adviser on public communication to Governor Dapo Abiodun, and was twisted to achieve sensational effects.
“Sadly, however, this statement was disingenuously twisted to mean that the state had invited Mr. Adeyemo to help curb insecurity. This is regrettable and totally misleading.
“The Dapo Abiodun-led Administration, since inception, has been known to be inclusive in its approach, collaborating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including security issues.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Ogun state House of Assembly passed a resolution calling on the state government to launch the state's security network, Amotekun.
The lawmakers passed the resolution after raising concerns over the rising spate of insecurity occasioned by cases of kidnappings, herdsmen crisis, banditry, among others.
Legit.ng gathers that the passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the majority leader, Yusuf Sherif.
Speaker Oluomo also noted that the State Assembly would soon convey a stakeholders’ forum to steps towards ensuring the passage of the Animal Grazing and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2020.