The Hausa/Fulani Community in the state of Osun has declared that Osun is a peaceful community for habitation.
This was said on Thursday by the state forum of Serikis, Hausa/Fulani community in an engagement with the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye at the centre for civic engagement, Osogbo, state of Osun.
The forum said, “The peace enjoyed in the state of Osun is non comparable because we’re privy of security challenges in most states of the federation.
“It’s worthy of note that we outrightly support the peaceful coexistence in the state which is free of any form of communal conflict and has transcended to stable business transactions leading to a strong economy in the state”, they added.
“Although some of our yearnings may not have been attended to but our support for the government is still staunch.
In his submission, the Special Adviser to Governor on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye emphasized that the office of civic engagement is an institutional mechanism of the government to interface with the people on whose platform people could channel their demands and opinions to the government.
He also noted that the government had seen the Hausa community as a critical stakeholder in the state governance reiterating that they are necessary to be part of the government.
“As you’re considered as the representatives of the community, you will be speaking for the people and at same time, serve as the image of the government within the community. This is why you’ve been recognized as one of the architect of the communal peace the state currently enjoys.
“You must continue to help the government in managing the influx of your people especially in the aspect of mining and other businesses through identification mechanism in other to guard against any security threats which could tamper with the peace we all enjoy in the state.
In their reaction, the forum emphasized that the process of identification and influx management could only be achieved if the people of the community do not harbour any hausa without informing the seriki of the community.
Oyintiloye however, assured the Hausa community of necessary supports needed from the government for the development of their community in the area of good health facilities, quality education, potable water, infrastructures and other basic amenities; and encouraged them to perpetuate their supports for the government.