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By Michael Ayo

In a significant development, Kabba has decided to withdraw from the Okun Development Association (ODA), sparking discussions and reflections within the community. However, this decision must not become a breeding ground for misinformation or fabricated news aimed at discrediting the Kabba Development Union (KDU). The steadfast support of the people of Kabba firmly stands behind the KDU’s decision, awaiting a resolution grounded in transparency and cooperation.

The decision to withdraw has prompted critical inquiries among Kabba’s youth and the broader Okun communities, questioning the efficacy and impact of ODA on the overall development of Okun land. Despite financial contributions and dues rendered over time, tangible achievements remain elusive, prompting skepticism about ODA’s relevance.

Has ODA fixed any issues within Okun land or erected water projects across Okun land, let alone provided scholarships to our indigent students? They have done nothing for our people.

For example, when the Kogi State government, under the leadership of former Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, inaugurated Kogi State University in Kabba (Okun land), a long-cherished aspiration of the community, ODA’s response was notably absent. Similarly, during the 2023 Kogi governorship election, where three Okun candidates contested, ODA’s proactive involvement or significant intervention was conspicuously absent.

The Kabba community advocates for resolving these concerns away from the tumult of social media, emphasizing solidarity with the decision made by KDU President, Engr. Emmanuel Ajibero.

Furthermore, Hon. Musa Bakare is urged to retract his erroneous publication suggesting that the Obaro contradicted KDU’s stance, extending an apology to the people of Kabba for perpetuating misinformation. Such actions only serve to fracture communal harmony and impede progress.

The Kabba Development Union (KDU) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the advancement and prosperity of the Kabba community. Therefore, it is imperative for all stakeholders, including ODA, to prioritize accountability, transparency, and collaboration in all initiatives geared towards advancing the interests of Okun land.

In light of recent events, the Kabba community calls for a renewed spirit of unity and cooperation among all Okun stakeholders, transcending individual interests for the collective well-being of the entire community.

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