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INSECURITY: Revisit Issue Of State Police, Okere Of Saki charges FG

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In view of the worrisome cases of insecurity in the country, the traditional paramount ruler of Saki in Oyo state, Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Oyeniyi Olabisi Oyedepo III has advised the federal government of Nigeria to revisit the issue of state police.



The monarch who expressed the readiness of traditional rulers to partner governments in curbing insecurity in the country, also emphasized the need to use science and technology to fight crime as being done in other climes.

“The people who really know the local government are the natives. I am in support of State Police under the supervision of the state government and their operation must be clearly defined
The royal father who stated this recently during a press briefing to herald the ancient Beere Festival scheduled for 29th of March, 2021, said the town has enjoyed relative peace because of its established traditional security systems, but that could not be said of other towns in the state and beyond.



“I’m really bothered because I believe an injury to one is an injury to all. The issue is that our present security arrangement is faulty, as everyone can now see, so we must change from our present security arrangement if we want the desired result,” he added.

Earlier in his speech, Chairman of the Beere Festival Committee, High chief Adegoke Rasheed, Bagii of Sakiland thanked the Okere for resuscitating the festival.

He said the 2021 edition of the Beere Festival with the grand finale billed for April 6 is a unique festival because it is going to be celebrated under a new king.

According to him, the festival is as old as the ancient town of Saki, and therefore must be celebrated with pomp and pageantry. “It is an important way of marking the beginning and end of the farming season. It is a celebration of life, accomplishments in the community, culture and well-being of our people,” he added.

In his own submission, the Vice chairman of the committee who is also the Baale of Sepeteri, High Chief Jimoh Olatunji Adigun said the festival will showcase the beauty and culture of the ancient town to visitors and dignitaries.

While reiterating that aged long  festival has no link with diabolism, High Chief Adigun, however, emphasized that the festival will be an avenue for the Okere to publicly pray for his people and bless them.

The festival is to run for nine days from 29th of March to 6th of April, 2021, and will be chaired by Bar Ahmed Raji SAN, while her Excellency, the wife of  deputy governor of Oyo state, Prof Hamdallat Olaniyan will be the Mother of the day.

Other dignitaries expected at the festival are:  Senator Monsurat Sunmonu who is distinguished mother  of the day , Alhaji Abdul Rahman Bioku of Boraj pharmaceutical Nigeria limited will be distinguished special guest of honour while Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, the Olowu of Kuta will be Royal father of the day and Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi will be imperial Majesty of the occasion.

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