The first civilian Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Sani (Yarima Bakura), has commiserated with the victims of the recent mayhem in Shasha, Oyo State, who lost valuables and other personal belongings during the unfortunate incident.
Yarima who paid a sympathy visit to Seriki Shasha, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin Katsina over the avoidable violence, sued for peace and cordial existence among the various stakeholders in Shasha community, affirming, that they should see themselves as one big family, who should continue to live in peace for the overall good of the country.
Yarima, counseled all the residents of Shasha to put the incident behind them faster than it came. He called on the Seriki Hausa to bring back his people who have left the community so as to continue erking out their means of livelihood without any fear or molestation.
The former governor described the people of the state as accommodating and loving people, who are always ready to identify with all and sundry, no matter their ethnic groups. Yarima said the state is home for all, where there is no ethnic discrimination, but rather an environment of amity, concord and unfettered fellowship.
The Sariki Hausa of Shasha Katsina thanked Yarima for his nationalism, patriotism and love for the indivisibility of Nigeria. He thanked him for finding the time out of his busy schedules to visit and commiserate with the Shasha community.
Katsina assured Yarima that everything possible would be done to ensure that the age-long love and spirit of togetherness that has existed between the different ethnic groups in the Shasha community is restored, stressing that in Shasha, “we are one big family of peaceful Nigerians first and foremost, who have mingled and inter-married, hence, there is no Hausa or Igbo in Shasha, but true Nigerians.”
Yarima who also joined other Nigerians at the 8th day Fidau prayer for the late first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, described the deceased as a nationalist per excellence.
The former governor enjoined politicians to emulate Jakande’s selfless service, commitment and resilience, through which he impacted immensely and positively on the lives of Lagosians.
While appreciating the enviable contributions of Jakande in giving Lagos a solid foundation in the course of his four years of purposeful leadership in the state, he called for landmark immortalisation of Jakande, while he urged the political class in Lagos State to hold high his unstained flag of life more abundant to all.