Asiwaju Seun Fakorede, the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in Oyo State, on Friday brokered peace between two warring communities in Labiran Area of Ibadan, the State Capital.
SDT recalls that the youths in the said communities had in recent times been in conflict with each another, the development which resulted in unfortunate rancor and civil unrest.
The commissioner, who spoke with journalists at the end of the peace meeting assured that the intervention of the state government would bring lasting peace in the communities.
Fakorede also appealed to the people of the communities to steer clear of trouble which could cause fresh rancour and violence in future among the youths.
“I am here today to look into a serious conflict that has ensued between two communities in this area and, after much deliberation with the leaders of these communities, we were able to start the peace reconciliation process.”
“So, I hope that they will keep that way to avoid future violence and disruption of peace,” the youth commissioner said.
The reconciliation was hosted at the Mogaji Ile-Nla’s court, which is the youngest Mogaji in the city of Ibadan and has been very instrumental to peace and conflict resolution in these communities.
Among the delegation of the Commissioner were: Director-General of Operation Burst, Col. Oladipo; Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Sports; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and sports; Executive Secretary of the Agency for Youth Agency and other staff of the Agency.