By Emmanuel Adeleke
A social-cum-academic group in Oyo State, Oke Ogun Centrepiece Alliance, has called has enjoined youths from Oke Ogun to shun acts that could lead to the destruction of lives and property in the area.
A statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday by the National Coordinator, Oke Ogun Centrepiece Alliance, Professor Kehinde Yusuf, said the major public and private properties destroyed during the EndSARS protests are still being rebuilt by various communities ravaged by violence.
He explained that the violence being witnessed across the country over the scarcity of naira notes as well as petrol should not be allowed to spill to the region, where, according to him, human and infrastructural development was just being minimally experienced through the collective efforts of residents and the government.
He called on community leaders and leaders of thought in all the 10 local government areas in the zone to call the attention of all youths to the consequences of acts that could lead to crisis in the area.
“As tension rises in different parts of the nation over the fuel crisis and currency crisis, let us counsel our different communities to ensure that there is no violence in any part of Oke Ogun.
“Our region is still struggling for developmental projects that will impact on our people positively, be it in education, health and social infrastructure and human capacity development. We should not allow the efforts of those that have made personal efforts and put their personal resources into achieving these into jeopardy by allowing our youths to be incited to unleash mayhem on our communities.
“Iseyin community is still reeling from the effects of the last EndSARS protest. The community is still building the police station and other public and private infrastructure that were destroyed, and lives taken then are still being mourned. Let us reflect deeply,” he admonished.
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