By: Omofa John
The newly appointed Senior Special Assistant On Security Matters to the Executive Governor of Kogi State in charge of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area, Hon. Ariyo Adebayo paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi, the Obaro of Kabba who also double as the Chairman Okun Area Traditional Council on a clear mission of how to improve the security situations in the local government.
The SSA who was accompanied by the party executives both at local government and the wards level, leaders and elders of All Progressive Congress (APC) ably led by Hon Olorunmosule Elisha, the local government party chairman, stormed the palace of the Obaro in high spirits to intimate him of their readiness to partner with the traditional institutions in the area in solving the security challenges.
Speaking at the palace of the Obaro of Kabba, Hon Ariyo Adebayo commended Oba Solomon Owoniyi for his giant efforts in promoting peace, tranquility and development of his domain, stressing that he cannot achieve much of his assignments without the support of the traditional rulers in the area.
He said Governor Yahaya Bello has charged them to go back home and work with all stakeholders to route out all crimes and criminalities in the local government.
Arising from the charge in Lokoja, he has decided to visit the Obaro to inform him of his assignments in the local governments, promising to carry along all relevant stakeholders to fight all crimes and criminalities in the area.
According to him, unknown to the public, the Obaro has been so supportive to his aspirations, noting that no rooms for criminals in Kabba/Bunu urging his followers not to engage in any act that may threaten the security of life and property in the area.
He promised to justify the confidence reposed in him by Governor Yahaya Bello and the APC stakeholders in Kabba/Bunu LGA under the leadership of Rt Hon Prince Matthew Kolawole, Commander Jerry Omodara, Hon Wemi Jones, Hon Duro Meseko, Hon Nathaniel Ojo, Hon Funsho Olorunfemi, Hon Jethro Funsho Oni, Chief Julius Arokoyo etc
Responding, HRM, Oba Solomon Owoniyi commended Governor Yahaya Bello for appointing a credible and reliable individual like Ariyo Adebayo to be in charge of the security of the local government, promising that his office and other traditional rulers will be willing to provide the needed support to secure the area from all crimes.
He said since security of life and property is everyone’s business, hence there is need for a concerted effort to partner in fighting the menace.
He urged the people to continue to maintain peace, law and order and remain supportive to the new administration in the local government.
The SSA has also paid similar visit to the Olubunu of Bunu, HRM, Oba Joseph Adebayo Ikusemoro, the Olubunu of Bunuland in Olle-Bunu, HRH Oba Jem-Kiri Mosiko, the Olukiri of Kiri in Akutupa Kiri and HRH Oba Olusegun Durawaye, the Adetoro 2 of Ayetoro Kiri in Ayetoro Kiri Bunu