Senator Teslim Folarin has called for peace in the affected communities there are crises in Oyo State, the recent one which Is the Shasha market violence.
He said as a concerned lawmaker, he is concerned with the level of insecurity which has purported him to get in touch with the security agencies to find a lasting solution to the reoccurring insecurity in Oyo state.
Teslim however in his way to find a solution to the menace he had officially notified the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the unfortunate incident in Shasha Market Ibadan and the agency has yielded positively to it.
The Oyo Central Senator took a walk around the Shasha community to condole with the Baale of Shasha, the Seriki of Shasha and thousands of affected traders, who said the ridiculous destruction of lives and properties in Shasha Market – Ibadan was unfortunate and avoidable.
Folarin also distributed cash relief to the affected traders, which include Yoruba, Hausa/Fulani and Igbo with a pledge of continued supports.
“As a concerned lawmaker, I am in touch with security agencies with a view to finding lasting solutions to high wave of insecurity in Oyo State. And as responsible and responsive stakeholder, I’ve officially notified the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the unfortunate incident in Shasha Market Ibadan; the officials of the agency have arrived to do an on-the-spot assessment of the extent of damages with a view to reconstructing the market. In a matter of days, the agency will start to deliver construction materials and other relief packages for the victims”. Teslim Folarin said.
He assured of his readiness to join hands with the Federal Government and Oyo State Government to seek genuine reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction in Shasha Community in order to avoid a recurrence.
Another Lawmaker, Prince Hakeem Adeyemi also condoled with the monarchs of Shasha community calls for peace among all tribes.
He emphasized having a united nation where no one would be judged by the colour of his or her skin, language, religion or tribe. He encouraged Baale and Seriki to reactivate peaceful coexistence in the community.
At the visit is Chef Adegboyega Adegoke who also called for peaceful coexistence between the Yoruba and Hausa in the Shasa market, and other places within the state, saying this would continue to boost economic development and growth of the state.
Oloye Folarin on the official visit included Hon. Hakeem Adeyemi representing Oyo Federal Constituency, ex Commissioner for Environment in Oyo State – Barr Lowo Obisesan; the Ajia Balogun of Ibadanland – Chief Adegoke Adegboyega; ex Commissioner for Physical Planning in Oyo – Hon. Dare Akande; ex minority whip of Oyo State House of Assembly – Hon. Murphy Adigun; ex TCTC Chairman – Alhaji Shina Alabi; Hon. Segun Ajanaku; Special Adviser to Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on Domestic Matters – Hon. Funke Adesiyan and among others