Ogun monarch proffers solution to insecurity in Nigeria

The Olota of Otaland, Oba Abdulkabir Adeyemi Obalanlege, has attributed the incessant killings, kidnappings, insecurity and other social vices bedevilling the country, to the erosion of values and local culture.

As a result, he urged the Federal Government, parents and teachers to inculcate and integrate cultural values in governance as it holds very strong influence in the society.

Obalanlege made his observation known during Yoruba Quiz Competitions, organized for public secondary schools within Ota axis by the Ancestral Pride Foundation (APF), as part of activities to celebrate the monarch’s first anniversary on the throne at Ansar-U-Deen Junior Secondary, Ota, Ogun State.

The monarch said the fight against corruption and insecurity in the country may not be fruitful until Nigerians embrace their time-honoured culture.

He said governance would be free and fair if government could introduce the swearing of office holders into public offices with traditional deities such as “Ogun, Oya, Obatala, Sango” among others, instead of relying on only the Bible and Quran.

At the quiz competition, Local Government Commercial School, Atan, came first; Ado-Odo/Odo High School, Lafenwa, came second; and Igbesa Grammar School came third. Seventeen different schools participated in the competition.

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