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June 12 celebration paralyses commercial activities in Osun


Osun residents on Saturday trooped out for a peaceful gathering organised by the Osun Civil Society Coalition on Saturday to mark the 28th anniversary of June 12, 1993.

Meanwhile, security operatives from the paramilitary and military circles were heavily present at the programme to ensure orderliness, Tribune reported.

Most shop owners including market women deserted their shops and trading centres to join in the celebration. Roads were deserted while security operatives were seen in virtually all the corners of the main city to ensure properties are protected.

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From 9 am, people had already gathered at the popular Okefia junction and expressed their appreciation to the organisers of the programme which most of them described as historic.

According to the report, They carried placards with different inscriptions that read: “Give is true democracy in the country,” ” We want employment opportunity for our school leavers”,  “Government should speedily tackle the issue of the bad economy in the country ” Incessant insecurities should be addressed by the government”, “The country has been impoverished and we want changes”, among others.

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The occasion eventually translated into a carnival.

Speaking at the programme, the Chairman, Osun Civil Society Coalition, Comrade Waheed Lawal, expressed appreciation that the programme was held peacefully and commended the efforts of participants in making the exercise a successful one.