The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo State Chapter has appealed to the state government to be more proactive in tackling insecurity in the state.
CAN commended the government’s intervention in farmers/Fulanis’ crisis in Ibarapa axis of the state and traders clash in Shasha Market, Ibadan.
The association also urged the government to put more efforts in ensuring peaceful coexistence of religious bodies in the state.
It enjoined the government to give all necessary support to farmers so as to make Oyo State the food basket for the South West and the nation at large.
On the forth coming local government elections, the association appealed to Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission and the government to make it free, fair and credible.
It also lauded the government over payment of workers’ salary and retirement benefits of pensioners as and when due.
According to the association, the employment of 5,000 teachers on merit is unprecedented in the history of Oyo State.
“The amicable resolution of the ownership issue of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, and the effort to make it a conventional university is highly commendable; the way the State managed COVID-19 pandemic is worthy of commendation.
“We appreciate the way the government handled the Shasaha Market imbroglio, the government’s intervention on farmers/Fulanis’ crisis in Ibarapa axis of the state is appreciated.
“The reconstruction of Akesan Market after the fire accident is worthy of note, we also commend the government on the massive construction and rehabilitation of roads across the state,” it stated.
The association prayed for God’s guidance for the governor and leadership in the pilot of the affairs of the state.