Alaafin Backs Regional Integration

Alaafin Backs Regional Integration

Alaafin Backs Regional Integration
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has supported the ongoing efforts by the South-West governors to integrate the region for economic development.

The monarch indicated his support in a letter sent to the governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states.

The traditional ruler said he had been in contact with the Yoruba in the Diaspora to drive support for investment in Yoruba land.

Adeyemi, in a letter dated February 18, said he was spurred by the recent efforts of the governors in the zone towards regional integration for economic development.

The letter read, “Being the political offspring of the great legend and icon of development politics in Nigeria, nay Yorubaland, the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one cannot but praise the determination of the governors to bring the glorious days of the old Western Region under Awolowo into life again.

“My joy knows no bounds when recently I read of the overtures of governors of Oyo and Osun states to extend the olive branch to their counterpart and brother governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, to join hands with them on the regional integration.”

He urged Mimiko to rise above partisan politics and join hands with his colleagues in the zone in order to map out strategies for the socio-economic transformation of the South-West.

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