Protesters shut down Kwara local govt secretariat

Date: 2017-06-14
Some irate youth on Tuesday disrupted activities at the secretariat of Baruten Local Government Council of Kwara State over the composition of its new Transitional Implementation Committee (TIC).

The youth, who were mainly from Kosubosu, the council's headquarters, had marched to the secretariat and chased away workers before locking up offices.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the youth also lit a bonfire on the express way leading to the border with Benin Republic.

The youth were dissatisfied with the reported substitution of one Umar Galadima who was in May appointed as a member of the TIC.

Mr. Galadima, a former revenue officer in the council, hails from Kosubosu. NAN also reports that the youth displayed placards with various inscriptions such as "Baruten will not know peace without Galadima," "No to marginalisation of Kosubosu community," and "Reinstate Galadima for peace in Baruten."

Although the youth refused to address journalists, one of them, however, told NAN that reports filtering into the community indicated that Mr. Galadima’s name had been substituted.

He said the youth were angry as this was the first time an indigene of Kosubosu would be appointed a TIC member.

But the Chairman of the TIC, Danjuma Sabi, condemned the action of the youth, saying they were only reacting to rumours.

As far as I am concerned, there has not been any official announcement that Galadima has been changed.

"The youth are only acting on rumours as there had not been any announcement that Galadima's name has been substituted," he said.

Mr. Sabi warned the youth against disruptions that could cause setback to the area in its quest for development. He urged the youth to always explore dialogue in conflict resolution rather than resort to violence.

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Yunus Lawal     Diagnostic Centre     Ajayi Okasanmi     Abubakar Suleiman     March 28     Umar Ahmed Gunu     Alanamu     Falokun-Oja     Ezekiel Yissa Benjamin     Abdulrazaq Akorede     Uith     Baboko     Kayode Oyin-Zubair     Musa Ayinla Yeketi     Yusuf Olaolu Ali     Salary     Alfa Modibo Belgore     Lukman Adeloyin     Shonga     Ishola Balogun Fulani     Mahfouz Adedimeji     Akeem Lawal     Plat Technologies     Nupe     Sheikh Alimi     Kisira     Hameed Oladipupo Ali     Funmilayo Oniwa     Isiaka Abdulrazak     Yakub Lai Gobir     Saka Adeyemo     Ita-Ore     Gbajabiamila     Oniyangi     Femi Ogunsola     General Hospital     Saad Omo'ya     Isiaka Oniwa     Oloye     Abubakar Olusola Saraki     Kannike     Olugbense     Hassan Saliu     Abdulsalam A. Yusuf     Akume     Share-Tsaragi     Ola Falade     Clara Nwachukwu     Haliru Dantoro     Kunle Okeowo     Saadu Gbogbo Iwe     Awili Pedro     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Mufti Of Ilorin     Hamza Usman     Saka Onimago     Adamu B. Yaqubu     Ijagbo     Ejidongari     Bashirat Bola Bello     Abubakar Baba Sulaiman     Kola Bukoye     Federal Polytechnic Offa     Ilorin Central Mosque     Abdul-Rasheed Na 'Allah     Daud Adeshola     Funke Adedoyin     Kulende-UITH     Ayodele Olaosebikan     Shoprite     Babata     Segun Adeniyi     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     Moses Salami     Adebayo Salami     Idi-Ape     Elekoyangan