Nigeria: Group Commends Fed Government’s Effort To Settle Ife, Modakeke Crisis

By John Ighodaro, 29 June 2000

Lagos — The Ife Solidarity Front (ISF) has commended the federal government for its effort to end the communal war in Ife and Modakeke.

A statement issued by the ISF and signed by its President Mr. Kole Adediwura noted that the parley between the warring factions at the instance of the federal government was worthy of commendation.

At the end of deliberations by the warring factions and representatives of the federal government, the parties issued a 9-point communique which states that:

* The Baale of Modakeke should go to the Palace of the Oluaye, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11, for formal installation.

* That Modakeke should be addressed as Modakeke, Ile-Ife and not Modakeke, Osun State.

* That Ife East Local Government, Oke-Ogbo, should have an Area office at Modakeke, Ile-Ife, in order to pave way for their effective political participation and an enabling environment for social reintegration.

* An immediate establishment and approval of Mobile Police Training College in Ile-Ife.

* That adequate compensation should be given to victims who lost their lives and property during the crisis.

* That as a minor chief, the Baale of Modakeke should not appoint or install any other minor chiefs.

* That it was Ife East local government that was requested for by the Ifes and that it was the Modakekes that requested for Ife North East which was not approved by the federal government.

* That the Ooni of Ife is magnanimous to forget and forgive the misdeeds of the Modakekes.

* that a Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP) and employment scheme is to be introduced to alleviate the suffering of the youths.

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