The Owa Miran of Esa-Oke in Osun State, Oba Adeyemi Adediran, has urged the state government to implement enhanced security surveillance in his community, specifically addressing the potential threat of herders’ invasion.
As the monarch of a border community in the Obokun local government area, he expressed concern about the imminent influx of herders seeking pasture during the dry season.
Oba Adediran made this appeal during a program organized by the Edward Omotoso Foundation, a non-governmental organization. The event, designed to distribute grants to 106 businesswomen in the community, provided a platform for the monarch to highlight the pressing security issues faced by the community.
Emphasizing the recurring challenges faced by farmers in the area due to the annual invasion of herders, Oba Adediran stressed the need for proactive measures ahead of the dry season. He urged the government to intervene by implementing a dedicated security patrol to safeguard the community from potential insecurity, stating, “The government knows the best thing to do ahead of the dry season when herdsmen will be invading our community.”
In addition to addressing security concerns in Osun State, the monarch took a moment to commend Barrister Edward, the organizer of the program, for his efforts in alleviating poverty within the community. Oba Adediran also acknowledged the positive impact of the Edward Omotoso Foundation, particularly in assisting local students in securing scholarships.
During the program, Mr. Joshua Babajide, representing Edward Omotoso, highlighted the meticulous selection process for the grant recipients. He pointed out that the 106 businesswomen chosen were integral to the community, as they played a vital role in maintaining households and ensuring the well-being of families.
Babajide encouraged the recipients to make judicious use of the grants provided, recognizing the significant responsibilities borne by businesswomen in the community.
IMAGE: The nation