CCII Calls for Peaceful Coexistence among Indigenes and Non-Indigenes
In what seems like a means of boosting the confidence of non-indigenes residing in the state, the apex socio-cultural organization of all Ibadan indigenes, the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes has assured all residents, especially northerners of continued hospitality in the state.
President-General, CCII, Chief Yemi Soladoye gave the assurance in a remark at an event to mark the Fifth Coronation Anniversary of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji held at Bode Amao Hall, Ibadan House, Oke Aremo, Ibadan.
Noting that the recent crisis that erupted in Shasha and some other parts of the state are never ethnic or tribal as some people are making it look, Soladoye said the Yorubas and Hausa communities, just like other non-indigenes have years of robust mutual peaceful co-existence.
He added that findings had revealed that the crisis, especially that of Shasha was just between traders on certain personal issues.
He stressed that despite the hitches, Ibadan and by extension, the entire state still has a good record of tolerance, hospitality and peaceful co-existence with settlers and non-indigenes in the entire country which shows in the higher number of non-indigenes settling in the city on a daily basis.
He commended Governor Seyi Makinde for the moves and approach adopted in tackling the crisis that has seen peace returned to the community, adding that the entire indigenes and groups are behind him always.
He called for better youth engagement and the provision of jobs for the unemployed in order to get them engaged productively.
Speaking on the need for a review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy System, the CCII leader urged the Olubadan to emulate some of his predecessors by setting up a committee to review the system.