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Shasha Market Crisis: Tambuwal Receives Returnees from Oyo

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Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal received hundreds of Sokoto indigenes who returned from Ibadan after the recent violence in Shasha.

The governor stated this at Government House, Sokoto through his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello on Thursday.
He called for peace and harmony to suppress the challenges facing Nigeria presently and that everybody must be on the same page to tackle this problem.

The Governor stressed the need to embrace non-indigenes and to shun discrimination by saying ‘’Whoever comes to Sokoto and decided to enroll his children in public schools we don’t charge him.

Whatever an indigene of Sokoto gets in terms of instructional materials- free books and every learning materials, those citizen of Nigeria living here are also given free of charge just the way we treat the citizens of Sokoto state’’

“This is a constitutional right. But we all know that when there is crises people begin to move towards the direction of their ancestral home,” he observed, noting that ordinarily every part of Nigeria is supposed to be home to every Nigerian as stipulated by the constitution.

”Nigeria is our country. We know our challenges. This is a challenging time for Nigeria and all of us must be on the same page. We must work together in harmony to ensure that we find lasting solution to this problem,” he said.

”We should all be seen to be providing leadership and accomodation wherever we find ourselves. We need to preach peace and practice it,” the governor added.

”Whoever comes to Sokoto and decided to enroll his children in public schools we don’t charge him. Whatever an indigene of Sokoto gets in terms of instructional materials- free books and every learning materials, those citizen of Nigeria living here are also given free of charge just the way we treat the citizens of Sokoto state,” the governor stated.

There was a fight between the Yoruba’s and Fulani’s in the market which led to various properties destroyed and lives were lost, the incident which attracted the attention of Nigerians.

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