IBADAN – ALAAFIN of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has expressed worry over daily killings in Nigeria, saying the country is not safe for anyone again.
He maintained that with the spate of violence, the country had almost been turned into a state of anarchy.
Oba Adeyemi said this after commissioning some of the projects executed by the caretaker chairmen of the four local government councils in Oyo axis.
The monarch commiss- ioned projects in Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West as part of activities marking his 74th birthday anniversary.
Still lamenting the state of general insecurity in the land, he said, “It is a pity that Nigeria is moving to a state of anarchy where students are being slaughtered”.
“This country is not safe again for anybody; imagine the students who were studying to become future leaders of this country being killed just like that?”
Unless the government quickly rises to the challenges and takes appropriate measures, things “may get out of hand, because nobody is safe again in Nigeria.”
Speaking on the reason for marking his 74th birthday, he said: “The celebration is quite different from the past ones because I manda- ted the council bosses to embark on developmen- tal programmes across the four local govern- ment areas of Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West to see how we can fulfil our promises to our great people.”
“This is because we believe that the council is the nearest govern- ment to the grass-roots people, and we have to do this if we want to satisfy their yearning.The local government chairmen have gone round their council areas to see what the people want in order of priorities and to do them”