Jos – The Osun State Government has donated the sum of five million naira to indigenes of the state affected by the last November crisis in the Plateau State capital expressing commitment to protect its citizens wherever they might be.
Deputy Governor of the state, Erelu Olusola Obada who made the donation on behalf of Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said it was regrettable, based on information supplied, that six indigenes of the state lost their lives while property worthÂ N50 million belonging to Osun indigenes were destroyed.
Addressing the stateâ€™s indigenes, she urged Nigerians to live in peace wherever they found themselves irrespective of religious or ethnic differences.
She commended the Plateau State Government for their love for the people and urged every government to embrace those residing in their states to promote peaceful co-existence and understanding.
Leader of Osun State indigenes in Plateau State, Pastor Benjamin Iyedupe thanked Governor Oyinlola for the gesture and appealed for the donation of a bus to the association to serve as a source of income.
Obada later paid a courtesy call on her Plateau State counterpart, Mrs. Pauline Tallen to thank the state government for giving Osun people a sense of belonging in the state.