President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry in charge of emergency management to immediately provide humanitarian support and palliative to victims of the recently witnessed clash between the Yorubas and Hausa community in Shasha, Ibadan.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management Social Development which is in charge of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) subsequently sent a crew led by the Director-General of NEMA, Air vice Marshall Mohammed Mohammed (retired) for immediate response to the President’s directive.
On arriving, Air vice Marshall Mohammed Mohammed (retired) represented by the Director Relief and Rehabilitation, Onimode Bandele and his crew accompanied by the Oyo State Emergency Management Agency SEMA paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde.
The team revealed that the mission was to strengthen the NEMA Southwest zone and the state chapter to access havoc wrecked on the market, to determine the cost of its rehabilitation.
The Oyo State Government appreciated the effort of the federal government and assured the agency of its support for the initiative.
The NEMA and SEMA entourage who later visited the palaces of Seriki Sasa, and Baale of Sasa, the community and the market, respectively called for people’s cooperation during the process for federal government intents to be fulfilled as soon as possible adding that humanitarian assistance in form of food and non-food items will be distributed to affected persons in earmarked areas like Akinyele, Main Gate, Sabo and Ojoo.
The Seriki Sasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin and the Baale of Sasa, Chief Akinlade Ajani who commended the intervention of federal government and the state government called for a quick fulfilment of the promises.