The Chairman of the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti, Mr Foluso Ojo, has called
on young people in the area to embrace peace while demanding their rights from the government.
In an interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria on Tuesday in Oye-Ekiti, Ojo made the appeal.
He urged the youth to engage the government in a peaceful
dialogue at all times and not by rioting and public property vandalism.
“I want to appeal to our youths to be calm and be law abiding while waiting for the government to respond to their demands.
“Currently, the community is calm. I want to appeal to our youths to allow the environment to remain peaceful,” he said.
The chairman criticized the degree of damage caused by young people in different states
of the federation, adding that much of the damaged property was intended for public use.
He called on the Oye-Ekiti people to be law-abiding
and travel in the different communities about their usual businesses.
Ojo said his administration will continue to
encourage young people to become labor employers.