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Oko-Oloyun’s Death: A Reminder That Ibarapa Roads Need Rehabilitation — Okanlawon


The death of renowned trado-medical therapist, a reminder that Ibarapa roads needs to be refurbished.

Popular alternative medicine practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, also known as Oko Oloyun, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo State.

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Oko-Oloyun as he popularly called, was killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

Reacting to this painful loss, the founder, Olusegun Okanlawon Foundation, Engr. David Okanlawon, has poured out his heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased and to Nigeria as whole for losing such an iconic personality.

Recalling the achievements of the deceased towards producing herbal remedies that havd helped a lot of people survive gruesome ailments, he described his death as a great loss to the nation.

According to Okanlawon, “it is becoming a major concern for indigenes, investors and visitors who do ply the Ibarapa road now that the fear of being kidnapped or assassinated is growing. There have been cases of minors whose lives have been gruesomely put to an end due to this incessant occurrence along Ibarapa roads, as well as kidnappings towards the end of year 2019.”

He, however, lauded the efforts of the Southwest governors who have designed a new community policing system (Amotekun) and hopes the new system will start in due course.

He also called the attention of the Oyo state government to the rehabilitation of Ibarapa roads.

He explained that if these roads are dualized,   the development that would arise would transform all the bushes where these wicked people use as hideouts into sites for investors to erect their firms and companies.

He further explained that “if the local governments and LCDAs in Ibarapa can organize the clearing of the bushes beside the roads to a distance of 20km to each sides, it could keep the bandits at check and probably remove their hideouts making the next 500 meter ahead more exposed enough for a common bottle to hide not to talk of a group of bandits. The industrialization effect of the dual road in Ibarapa can be minimized to a tolerable extent the menace and growth of banditry and robbery in the community has assumed. It would also be a rich investment in saving lives and properties plying the road.”

He concluded that “no amount of investment by the government to effect this good road network would be a waste as an investment in sustainable community development is an investment in the future of Ibarapa, and Oyo state as a whole.”

This is just as he also prayed for divine strength for the executive Governor of Oyo state who has proved to be up to the task in all ramifications and he prayed that God sees him through the development of Oyo state with Ibarapa in the plan.

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