Osun LG: Boripe Community Leaders Deny Rejecting Council Headquarters
Community Leaders in the four town, Iree, Ada Agba and Ororuwo which formed the newly created Boripe North, Local Council Development Area(LCDA) have denied objecting Iree as the headquarters of the council saying those protesting are only promoting “selfish interest”
Leaders from the four communities after a meeting in Iree, the headquarter of Boripe North LCDA to discuss the take off of the new council area urged security agencies to beep their search on “few individuals who want to foment trouble over the development ”
In a joint statement released by the representative of the four communities signed by Prince Adebayo Adeleke from Iree and Chief Amos Idowu, a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) from Agba commended the state Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the creation of the council.
The communities condemned and dissociated themselves from the position of some leaders who were reportedly protesting Iree as the headquarters of the new LCDA.
According to the statement, choosing Iree was a conscious and diligent decision of committee set up by government in consultation with traditional rulers, public office holders and community leaders to foster desired development and progress.
The statement read “ we all agreed and consciously chose Iree as the headquarter of the new council considering its population, land mast and economic advantages for the rapid development of the area, we presented this position to the committee, others also presented their own but they found merit and justification in our proposal which informed the choice of Iree by the government”.
“ Historically, Iree has been made a district office of old Ifelodun Local Government, It is therefore quite unfortunate that some leaders in the community are instigating disharmony by rejecting Iree as the administrative office of the new LCDA, that opposition to us is in bad faith, mischief and attempt to cause crisis among the peace loving people”.
“ We the representatives of the chiefs, community leaders, market men and women, political parties, religious organizations in Iree, Ada, Ororuwo and Agba therefore commended the state government for the choice of Iree and called on the indigenes to provide necessary support for the take off of the new LCDA.”
“We cannot afford to derail the development of the new council we have been anticipating for years, we are urging the public to discountenance the said protest, it is never in the general interest of the people of Boripe North LCDA”.
The community leaders also appealed to the people to pay their tax and cooperate with the newly appointed Council Manager for the sooth running of the LCDA.