The Southwest Security Stakeholders’ Group (SSSG), led by the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has concluded arrangements to convene stakeholders’ security conference.
The conference is to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the South-West region.
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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo top the list of prominent guests expected at the conference slated for Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Special Assistant on Media to the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Kehinde Aderemi, said the meeting, which is the fourth edition by the group, is a swift response to the various security challenges in the southwest.
He said: “In view of the prevailing security situation in the southwest, the Southwest Security Stakeholders’ Group (SSSG) has considered it necessary to chart a new course in order to review the security situation in the southwest and further seek a better approach to reduce the spate of insecurity, including killings, and kidnappings across the region.
“The meeting is the fourth in the series of meetings that had been held in the last year. Southwest Security Stakeholders summit had been held in Lagos, Oyo and Osun states respectively and Abeokuta, Ogun State, will host the next event.”
He stated that Professor Gbenga Akingbehin from the Department of Public Law and Criminology, University of Lagos, would discuss the theme: “Stemming the tide of Insecurity in southwest Nigeria: A Criminology Therapy”.
The SSSG comprises notable socio-cultural groups in the southwest, including the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Agbekoya, Hunters, and Comsaic among others.
Other notable guests expected at the summit include the Deputy Chairman of Afenifere, Oba Oladipo Olaitan; Publicity Secretary, Yoruba Summit Group, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo and Chairman steering Committee, Yoruba Summit Group (YSG) and other stakeholders.