The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami said during the ministerial briefing in commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second year in office that the state will dethrone any traditional ruler found aiding kidnappers in the state
“Intelligence reveals that some of these Baales, particularly from Ikorodu and Ishawo collaborate with the miscreants to kidnap innocent souls. Yesterday, I told them to their faces this might lead to dethroning and we will do just that if investigations reveal that you are part of the criminality,” Folami said.
According to NAN, the State Government in an attempt to solve security issues had acquired five hectares of land for the permanent settlement of the security operatives in Igbodu community in Epe. He also urged residents to partner with the government in fighting kidnapping and also advised them to be more vigilant.
Folami said that the establishment of a virile and vibrant system of community associations had over the years enabled the government to partner with communities, sensitize them on its priorities and receive feedback on public policies.
He said that community development is one of the primary goals of this administration and this is not possible without peace and harmony.