Pan-Yoruba Congress Deliberates on Oodua Investment, Security

Political groups, policy makers, traditional leaders and socio- cultural groups have called for revamping of Oodua Investment to harness potentials in the conglomerate.

This was part of the communiqué issued at the end of a Pan-Yoruba Congress held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

They maintained that the re-invigoration would boost the economy of Yoruba speaking states and also provide employment for the youth.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams noted that aside food insecurity, there was also the need to tackle insecurity headlong.

Chief Gani Adams also called for unity among every class of Yoruba to overcome challenges facing the Southwest states.

Welcoming the participants, the Chairman, Planning Committee, Mr sola Lawal explained that the meeting became imperative following the incessant killings, kidnappings robbery and among other vices  in the south west states.

Mr Lawal said the Congress would form three different groups which  would  be charged to find a lasting solution to security challenges in the region

According to him, the groups would include strategy committee, security committee and economic advancement committee.

Delivering a paper, an educationist, Prof Soji Adejumo said the Yoruba need to reposition themselves in agricultural sector, to be able to survive  on its own rather than depending on other tribes.

In a remark, Gov. seyi Makinde of Oyo State said his focus was to ensure good security for the people and not on struggling for political position in 2023.

Gov. Makinde added that the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting would be carried out to the latter.

Abisola Oluremi/Esan

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