A social-cultural group, the Yoruba Koya Initiative (YKI), has its expressed readiness to collaborate with the Fulani herdsmen, security operatives and other stakeholders to tackle insecurity in Osun State.
The President of the organisation, Mr Sunday Akinyemi, said this in Osogbo, the state capital.
Akinyemi said that while the government must create more jobs to reduce unemployment, all hands must be on deck to ensure a crime-free society.
As part of strategies to deal with insecurity, YKI presented working tools to some youths to empower them to make money through legitimate means and stay away from crimes.
The working tools included sewing machines for tailors and hairdryers for hairdressers.
Speaking, the Seriki (head) Fulani, Alhaji Adamu-Mina Yahaya, emphasised the need for more collaborative and collective efforts to deal with insecurity in all forms.
He commended the Yoruba group for its pragmatic approach and collaborative efforts to deal with insecurity and curb criminality.
The Seriki Fulani pledged to support and cooperate with Yoruba Koya Initiative to tackle criminality in the state.
At the occasion, Sen. Ajayi Boroface and Chief Olalekan Folorunsho were respectively decorated as Patron and Alatunse of the Initiative.
From Adeyinka Aremu, Osogbo
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