Boundary Dispute: Discussion Ongoing to Avert Conflict – Ogun Govt
The Ogun State Government has assured the people of Irokun, Obinehin, Idigbengben and Araromi Seaside communities in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area that the state government has commenced high-level discussion to prevent break down of law and order in the area over boundary.
According to a statement signed by the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile in Abeokuta, the government urged the people to continue to go about their businesses peacefully and lawfully as the reported announcement by the Ondo State government is being handled at the highest level of government.
The statement also called on Law enforcement agencies to act accordingly to prevent any possible breakdown of law and order in the affected communities.
Alhaji Odusile explained that the recent statement by the Ondo State Government signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, approving the installation of traditional rulers in Irokun, Obinehin, Idigbengben and Araromi Seaside communities in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State had been generating concern within the communities, stating that the said towns are recognized by law as situated in Ogun State.
He hinted that official legal documents dating back to the colonial era and re-affirmed by relevant agencies of the Federal Government are attesting to the claim.
Alhaji Odusile said the attention of the National Boundary Commission had been called to the press statement issued by the Ondo State Government and urged the commission to act in line with extant laws and relevant documents.