Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, expressed displeasure with the country’s security situation on Saturday, noting that bandits and kidnappers now have a monopoly on crime.
Oba Adeyemi, speaking in Lagos at the 51st birthday celebration of Yorubaland’s Aare Onakakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, said the government should have a monopoly on crime.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by Adams’ media aide, Mr Kehinde Aderemi, the first-class monarch urged the Federal Government to be vigilant in making the South-West safe for citizens.
According to the king, “the monopoly on aggression must be centralised in government, but regrettably, we do not have that now.” Bandits and kidnappers now have a monopoly on crime in comparison to the army, which is why we are in this predicament.”
Oba Adeyemi also praised Adams for his bravery, tenacity, and tenacity in the fight for the emancipation of the Yoruba people, saying he had really proven the gods correct that his appointment was divine.
He said, “Aare Gani Adams’ appointment is divine and merit-based.” Before he was chosen, I spent over five years consulting extensively and seeking the blessings of the gods in the spiritual realms. He didn’t fight for it or suffer for it. He was divinely appointed, and my prayer is that he will continue to lead the Yoruba race.”
Meanwhile, the Onifegunwa of Ifegunwa, in Ile-Ife, Oba Adewole Adedire, who stood in for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, praised Adams, saying the traditional institution in South-West will always help Adams in ensuring the region’s protection.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland expressed gratitude to guests and dignitaries who graced the occasion, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from holding lavish celebrations last year when he turned 50, and that he was delighted to celebrate his 51st birthday in grand style.
“In commemoration of my 51st birthday, I am awarding scholarships to four indigent students from four separate universities, namely the University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, the University of Ibadan, and the Lagos State University, to encourage students to take Yoruba language seriously so that it does not become extinct,” he said. I also encourage the Federal Government to make the South-West more secure for citizens.”