The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has called on the different tribes and groups living in all parts of Oyo state to maintain peace and cordiality that had characterized decades of their peaceful and flourishing coexistence in the state.
Dare, in a message reacting to the violent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa residents of Sasa Area of Ibadan, asked both the Yoruba and Hausa embroiled in the clash to sheath their swords and stop any further provocative actions and utterances capable of causing any form of unrest.
The Minister who expressed his displeasure at the unbridled insecurity in the state told the residents to see themselves as one family and eschew violence and bitterness by ensuring that minor conflicts do not degenerate to unwarranted crisis and clash.
The Minister urged the warring sides and all the people of Oyo State to obey and support all the measures being put in place towards sustaining peace and security in the state by all the levels of government.
Dare advised the state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde not to spare any efforts in seeing that peace and security is fully restored to Sasa and all other flash points in the state.
The Minister thanked all personalities, groups, the Northern Governors that visited and the Vice President for lending their support and raising their voices to ensure the crisis is resolved.
“I also want to call on the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) to intervene and provide much needed succor and assistance to all Nigerians affected in the Sasa crisis,” Dare said
The Minister expressed the determination and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari towards ensuring that peace reigns in all parts of the country and promised that as the Minister from Oyo State, he would continue to do all within his power towards realizing sustainable peace and progress in the Pace Setter state.