Scores of Hausa community leaders from the three senatorial districts of Ondo state on Sunday converged on Akure, the state capital to flag off the sensitization exercise for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s second term.
Numbering 500,the meeting was presided over by the Special Assistant(SA) to the governor on Hausa/Fulani matters, Bala Umaru.
Bala said the sensitization began in earnest as a sign of appreciation for what Akeredolu had achieved in the state for the people particularly the Hausa tribe.
According to him,the grand finale for the exercise is fixed for September, where five governors from the North would be in attendance.
Besides, he said many National Assembly members would witness the occasion with three notable Emirs from their home base in the North.
Bala said” We are mobilizing extensively for Akeredolu’s second term because of the unprecedented achievements his administration had recorded in less than three years of his administration.
“In the past, we Hausas as predominant business itinerants used to pass through Osun state in our trucks loaded with goods before coming to our base in Ondo state because of poor roads network to the North, but now, Oka and Ikare- Akoko are in good shape to enable us convey our goods directly from the North to Ondo through these accessible roads.
The SA also lauded the peaceful coexistence between his people with the indigenes, while stressing that there was no more heavy taxation of traders unlike in the past.
Bala added that there were lots of windows for Hausa and other tribes to access loans for business expansion.
He stressed that Hausa community in the state would campaign vigorously and ensure the victory of Akeredolu after the coming governorship elections to remain office to continue his good works.