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Cult Clash: Ogun assembly calls for appointment of commissioner for youth 

To address the menace of cult clashes, the Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on governor Dapi Abiodun to appoint a Commissioner for Youth in order to spearhead policies and initiatives that would support youth interactions

The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sherif and seconded by the Minority Leader, Lukman Adeleye, shortly after the lawmakers debated on the escalating violence of cult clashes in the State. 

Opening debate on the motion leading to the passage of the resolution, the sponsor Hon. Adebisi Oyedele, noted that the House observed with serious concern the disturbing trend of incessant cult killings across the State, especially Abeokuta, which began approximately six weeks ago and that no fewer than 10 individual had lost their lives to cult-related violence within the last 42 days.

He stressed that the rate at which people were dying in the state capital was concerning, citing incidences such as five people being shot in broad daylight at various points in the state capital

 “Worried about the sporadic shooting at Kuto Garage about five days ago creating civil unrest for dwellers which was traceable to a cult gang trying to hit another target. 

“ Also worried that, the continuous killings among young people across the State are adversely affecting businesses and tarnishing the reputation of our dear State. 

“Worthy of note is the recent intervention of the State Government, State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force and the traditional rulers which have resulted into a calm environment in Sagamu axis”, he submitted.

Other lawmakers including Lukmon Atobatele, Adeyanju Adegoke and Adeleye Lukman noted that the activities of cult clash in the State needed to be addressed, especially through advocacy and orientation of the youth.

The house maintained that there was need for the residents of the State to contribute to the security of the society through intelligence information to security operatives, adding that there was need for unhindered prosecution of criminals in the guise of cultism to serve as deterrent to others. 

He pleaded with youths  to persevere, acquire dignity, and be productive by taking part in legal activities that would enable them to live respectable lives.

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