Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Sunday said stakeholders in the Southwest will meet on Tuesday this week in Ibadan, Oyo state to brainstorm on way out of the security challenges facing the region especially spate of kidnapping on highways in the area.
Akeredolu disclosed this during special thanksgiving services at the Methodist Cathedral Church, Gbogi, and Prayer Centre Church of God, Akure.
SUNSHINETRUTH had earlier reported that the Southwest Governors Forum chaired by Akeredolu would organised a Security Summit.
Akeredolu decried upsurge of criminality particularly the alleged kidnapping, raping and armed robbery by herdsmen
The governor maintained that ranching would be encouraged arguing that cow could hardly identify maize, rice and other crops from grasses during grazing
Taken his sermon from first king, Chapter nineteen, verses nine and fourteen, the presbyter and Gbogi Methodist cathedral administrator, The Very Reverend Olufemi Adeleke who encouraged nigerian leaders to find a lasting solution to the frequent herdsmen attacks in the region
Also preaching from Proverbs Chapter fourteen verse thirty-four, the general overseer of the prayer centre, Prophet Samson Oluwamodede who said God would turn the nation around if the citizens could shun iniquity also called for prayers against insecurity
The services were attended by political, religious and traditional rulers including the Déjì of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Oniwo of Iwo, Osun State, Oba Adewale Akanbi, Ondo State Chief of staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale and Commissioner for information and orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi.