Oyo reopens 23 schools shut over land dispute

No fewer than 23 schools in Atiba, Afijio, Oyo East, and Oyo West local government areas of the Oyo State that were shut 10 years ago have been reopened by the state government.

The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Oyelade said the schools were reopened following a resolution of the boundary dispute between the communities.

Lawal was said to have appealed to all stakeholders in the affected communities to embrace peace while warning that the government would not tolerate any act that may breach the peace of the communities.

He also enjoined the lawmakers representing the affected communities to work with traditional rulers and necessary stakeholders for a lasting solution to the dispute.

He stated that the age-long dispute was resolved at a stakeholders meeting held at the Western Hall, Ibadan, and was presided over by the Deputy Governor, Bayo Lawal who doubles as the Chairman of the state’s Boundary Dispute committee.

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