Governor Adeleke reacts as Lagos government deports Osun indigenes

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Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke has kicked against the reported repatriation of youths believed to be indigenes of Osun to their state of origin allegedly by Lagos State government authorities.

Several luxury buses were reportedly seen dropping off hundreds of youth at various points of Ilesa area of the State at the weekend after allegedly rounding them up in several parts of Lagos State.

A statement signed by the Spokesperson to Governor Adeleke, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Monday, said his principal has consequently interfaced with Governor Sanwo-Olu over the development, urging the Lagos State governor to look into the matter and put an end to the incident.

The governor said:


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“I spoke with my brother, Governor Sanwoolu on the matter. He too was surprised and he denied ever authorizing any such action.

“Governor Sanwoolu has promised immediate investigation to unravel the facts of the situation. The Lagos team will update us as quickly as possible.

“I am subsequently directing our security agencies in Osun to mount surveillance in and around Ilesa to track the deported youths and their destinations.

“I will update our people on this development. I urge residents to be calm while the security agencies carry out surveillance”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.


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