Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has inaugurated a 28-member inter-religious and ethnic committee, with a charge on members to peaceful and harmonious co-existence among different religious and ethnic groups in the State.
The Governor, who performed the inauguration ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan on Monday, also appealed to members of the committee to do everything within their powers to ensure the maintenance of the existing peace in the State.
The committee, which draws its membership from all the religious organizations, ethnic groups and security agents in the State, is headed by the Governor Ajimobi.
The Governor said that since the inception of his administration, government had done everything possible to ensure the safety and peaceful co-existence among the populace of the State.
Governor Ajimobi, while expressing displeasure over the wanton destruction of lives and property occasioned by the security challenges in the Northern part of the country, said this had necessitated the raising of the committee.
In his welcome address, the State Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Azeez Bonuola said that the present administration had provided necessary opportunities to all religious leaders and traditionalists to have a say in the Ajimobi administration, particularly in terms of conflicts resolutions and development.
The representatives of the various groups making up the committee, in their separate remarks, promised to work with the state government to ensure that the existing peace in the state was sustained.
Oyo State Government Press Release