The Concerned People of Ibarapa North Local Government, Ayete, Oyo State have expressed appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde for wading in, following the herdsmen incursion in the area.
The group in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, said the people of the area unanimously resolved to commend the governor for the gesture.
According to the statement, the governor’s strategic approach for the development of conventional and local security architecture has fully restored lasting peace, social economic development in Ibarapa North Local Government.
The Local government Chairman, Ibarapa North, Lawal Akorede also joined the people of Ibarapa in expressing their appreciation to Executive governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his unflinching support to the people of Ibarapa during the invasion and promised the support of Ibarapaland to the present administration.
The statement read: “The good people of Ibarapa North Local Government have unanimously resolved to commend the people’s Governor and pride of the West, Engr.Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde.”
“With heart of full appreciation for his commitments and actions to strengthen the effectiveness of peace building mechanisms institutionalized for sustaining peace across the Ibarapa region and Oyo State of Nigeria at large.”
“For historical reference, on the 6th June, 2021, Igangan town and her environs were invaded by the armed Fulani herdsmen which claimed several lives, properties and many sustained life injury which led to a public outcry because of maimed lives with an everlasting soar.”
“Your excellency, Sir, you and your team instantly swang into action, you visited and sympathised with us, not only that, you promised to restore peace and order as well as provisions of succour to the affected families and you did, all promise made.”
“Our people were commensurately compensated which has helped to restore our hope to live again with an assurance of living like citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not Second Class Citizens. We are grateful, Sir!”
“Your Excellency, Sir, we are glad to inform you that for the past two years, we can all sleep with our eyes closed without fear of security threat which has never happened in the history of Ibarapa North Local Government.”
“To whom much is given, much is expected, goes an adage, our people in Ibarapa North are solidly behind you, Sir. We are also pleased to submit to you, our collective reflections of happiness and joy for your intervention on the rehabilitation of our roads which has improved our socio-economic activities and well-being through easy movement of our farm produce to the market at profit price as a result of functional motorable feeder roads facilitated and completed by your administration, Sir.”
“Your Excellency, Sir, we can not thank you enough for the reconstruction of our Monarch’s palace of Asigangan of Igangan that was set ablazed by these unscrupulous human beings and other surrounded buildings.”
“Your strategic approach for the development of conventional and local security architecture has fully restored lasting peace, social economic development in Ibarapa North Local Government.”
“We shall continue to give necessary substance and support for your government every now and again. Your Excellency, we say a very big THANKS to you and your government.”
“God Almighty we continue to guide and be with you, Sir, as you step forward towards the delivery of consolidated and accelerated growth to the good people of Oyo State.”