Prominent Yoruba leaders of thought will on August 15, 2018 hold a security roundtable with several self determination groups and unions on how to checkmate the emerging threat being posed by migrants’ incursion from the Northern art of Nigeria and outside the shores of country to the security and peace of Lagos State.
The conference, which is being powered by pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba KOYA Movement, will be chaired by the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams.
It has the theme: “Protecting Yorubaland: Migrant Explosion and Threat to Security and Peace of Lagos State.”
The leaders will also address a world press conference on national issues such as restructuring of Nigeria’s Political, Economic and Social Structures; Infrastructure Decadence in Yoruba Land; Unabated Killings across the nation; Herdsmen vs Farmers Clashes amongst others.
According to a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos by the National Director of Organization and Publicity of the group, Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye, Afenifere Leader and Elder Statesman, Pa. Ayo Adebanjo, will lead other Yoruba leaders such as Second Republic Senator and Emeritus Professor of History, Banji Akintoye; Former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinriade (retd); and Activist Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly Church and co-convener of Save Nigeria Group, Tunde Bakare, to the event.
Others expected to speak at the event are Ex-Nadeco chieftain, Dr. Amos Akingba; first Military Governor of Western Nigeria State, General Oluwole Rotimi (retd); and the Convener, Otunba ‘Deji Osibogun.
The statement said the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi; Lagos State Director of Department of State Services; Lagos State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Director, Lagos State Neighbourhood Watch; General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority; and Controller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Lagos Command are all expected to grace the parley.
The statement stated that self-determination groups and unions such as Vigilante Group of Nigeria, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Oodua People’s Congress, Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Arewa Consultative Forum, Community Development Association, Hunters, Farmers, Market men and Women and others are expected to participate at the roundtable.
Hunting gears such as raincoats, boots, head lamps, hand gloves, torchlight and whistles among others will be donated to members of VGN and hunters at the occasion.
The main aims of the parley, according to the statement, are to examine the motive(s) behind the alarming incursion of migrants from the Northern part of Nigeria and outside the shores of the country into Lagos State daily and the effects on the security and peace of Lagos State; examine the causes of herdsmen and farmers crisis in Yorubaland; and to discuss the management strategies by which the migrant incursion could be avoided so that Lagos State and by extension, Yoruba Lands are not encircled by external forces.
The event, which holds at the Banquette Hall of Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, will commence by 10am.