The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.
He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.
Oluwo spoke at the launching of Osun Youth Policy Document held at Aurora event centre, Osogbo.
According to the monarch, “civil servants, kings and many more supporters of the Yoruba nation do not know that the call for secession will cause hunger and suffering in the land.
“Those calling for the Yoruba Nation a threatening the livelihood of Civil Servants. Unfortunately, kings are supporting the course. Traditional rulers and elders should counsel and guide the youths. Hunger is looming in the land for the call for Yoruba Nation. Many of these agitators are using it to accrue wealth. Since the time of IPOB, have they achieved the dream? Oluwo queried.
He commended the youths for speaking up against bad governance, warning that “this is not the time to fight and cause violence.”
The state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in his speech, reiterated his commitment towards youth development.
He noted that his administration has further demonstrated his commitment to developing the youth by developing a Youth Policy christened the 4 Es: Youth Empowerment, Youth Engagement, Youth Entrepreneurship and Youth Education.
“We are also determined to use sports as a vehicle for encouraging school enrolment and retention and talent identification, just as we intend using it to create opportunities for young people in our rural communities,” Oyetola stated.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon Azeez Lawal, who organized the event, disclosed that the state government has worked out a policy that will serve as direction for the entire Youth in the state.”