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Yoruba group urges FG to urgently tackle Fulani herdsmen challenge

The Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) has appeal to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the recurring security challenge across the country, especially as it relates to the Fulani herdsmen menace.

Expressing its worries over the state of insecurity and lawlessness, especially on the menace of the Fulani herdsmen, the OPU said the challenge posed by the herdsmen activities gives room for serious worries.

Rising from its fourth world congress held at the Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the weekend, the OPU in a communiqué also expressed its support for the clamour for the restructuring of the country, to allow every federating unit to develop at their own pace, so as to enhance democracy and good governance.

While also advocating for the unity and peace in Yorubaland, particularly among the various Yoruba groups and traditional institutions, the congress expressed appreciation to all members and delegates from 79 countries for coming home to honor Yoruba race and charge them to be good ambassadors of Yoruba race wherever they reside in the world.

The Congress called on all members of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) to focus on developing their housing project located at the OPU Housing Estate, Ikorodu, Lagos, adding that about 47 units have gotten to completion stage.

The Congress also While commending the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III for the nomination, Proclamation and installation of Aare Dr. Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, as the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, the Congress prayed for a successful reign in good health and long life for the monarch.

Congratulating the newly installed Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Dr. Gani Adams, the Congress appealed to all Yoruba sons and daughters, both home and in the Diaspora to rally round and support him in his quest to unite the Yoruba race.

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