Oyo state government said it has settled amicably the misunderstanding between officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service and chairmen of its local government areas under ALGON following a peace meeting between the two bodies at the state secretariat.
The commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters, chief Bayo Lawal who made this known in an interview with journalists in his office explained that the ultimatum and threats initially issued by the council bosses have been vacated and the two sister organizations have pledged to ensure peaceful cooperation ensue
Chief Bayo Lawal equally noted that officials of the Nigeria Immigration Services had tender apologies in the peace meeting as both parties resolved to embrace mutual understanding and collaboration for better service delivery to the people
He also assured that with the new understanding there won’t be any form of attack or reprisal attack from any of the parties involved, while urging residents in the state to always tolerate one another in the interest of peace which the current administration consider as a priority
Earlier, chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON, Oyo state chapter, Hon Sikiru Sanda and public relations officer of Nigeria Immigration Services, Oyo state command, Olufemi Adetunji unanimously agreed that both parties have sheath their sword and unity of purpose would now prevail
It would be recalled that the chairman of Ibadan north local government, Hon. Sahib Yusuff was reportedly assaulted by officials of the immigration command recently when he went to resolve some administrative issue at their office which later resulted in shooting and apprehension but no fatality was recorded
Credit David Bello