Land disputes: Violence not acceptable solution, Ahmed tells monarchs

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of state has warned that using violence to resolve any land dispute matter would not be accepted in the state. He, therefore, enjoined traditional rulers in the state to maintain peace and order in their areas of domain, just as he assured that all diff erences on would be amicably resolved. Speaking during a courtesy call on him by traditional rulers from South, led by the Olofa of Off a, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, at the Government House, Ilorin, yesterday, he said “it is very critical to maintain peace and order for development to take place.”

Th e governor noted that the history of land dispute “is a continuous thing,” saying “it is only the way and manner that it is being handled that determine peace asking for dialogue in addressing land dispute matters.” “We will continue to support our royal fathers in ensuring that they maintain lives and property in all their facets of activities. We will try to support you with all necessary logistics that will make it easy for you to carry out these activities of maintaining lives and property and maintaining a very peaceful society for growth and development,” he said. Earlier, the Olofa of Off a, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, appealed to state government intervention in the unpaid salaries of local government workers and implementation of fi ndings and recommendations of enquiries into communal clashes arising from

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