Owu people do not steal – Obasanjo

Owu people do not steal – Obasanjo

By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo addressing Owu indigenes at the convention
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo addressing Owu indigenes at the convention

 

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the people of Owu land do not steal.
Obasanjo made this claim while speaking at the 29th Owu National Convention held at the Palace of Owu Kuta in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State on Saturday.
 
According to him, any Owu indigene involved in the act of stealing should be investigated.
 
He added that such a person may not be true son or daughter of the Owu People.
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The former President called for more unity in Owu land, while advising the Owu people to do more in helping one another.

Explaining the rationale behind the convention, Obasanjo, who is also an Owu Indigene, said it was for all indigenes of Owu to know one another and develop their land.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

According to him, “Owu People do not steal. If you steal any Owu indigene stealing, ask the mother where she brought him from. I want us (Owu indigenes) to be more United. We are doing empowerment and giving out scholarship.”

He congratulated the new president of Royal Union of Owu People, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and tasked him to unite indigenes and ensure growth of the people of Owu.

Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the 29th annual Owu Convention in Kuta
Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the 29th annual Owu Convention in Kuta

The Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama who hosted the convention expressed hope that Nigeria would summount its security challenges.

He urged sons and daughters of Owu to be more United and work together for the development of Owu People.

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