Oyo, Osun govts meet, make resolutions over boundary dispute 

The Oyo and Osun State governments, on Thursday, met in Ibadan to resolve boundary dispute between them, Mouthpiece NGR reports. 

Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan (Oyo) and Mr Benedict Alabi (Osun), who are the Deputy governors of both states led delegation of their respective states to the meeting.

While making resolutions, the delegates from both states resolved to end the crisis and violent clashes between residents of Surulere Local Government of Oyo State and Olorunda Local Government of Osun State.

They appealed to residents of the communities at the boundaries to live in peace with one another.

Olaniyan called on the affected local government councils and traditional institutions of border communities to ensure peaceful co-existence.

The Oyo deputy governor, while condemning the tussle between the residents of affected communities as a needless venture, advised them to seek to understand one another’s perspective.

He said they should not resort to violence.

In his part, Alabi described disunity as the cause of underdevelopment and urged the affected community dwellers to tread the path of peace.

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Oyo State, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, enjoined both parties to accommodate resolution in the interest of the immediate and larger communities.

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