BAUCHI State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has commended the Yorubas for their peaceful disposition and unity of purpose, despite having people from different religious groups.
This was as he called on other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria to learn from the Yoruba’s tolerance, industry and peaceful co-existence, for the country to develop.
The governor stated this on Saturday, at the 2013 Yoruba Day celebration in Bauchi, noting that the Yorubas always lived in peace and harmony, notwithstanding the fact their there were Muslims, Christians and traditional religion adherents among them.
He said there had never been any history of religious crises in the Yorubaland, unlike what operated in the North.
While commending members of the Bauchi Yoruba community for living in peace with their host, Governor Yuguda said the Yoruba people were always industrious, peace-loving and progressive, adding that he was proud to be associated with them.
The governor made a personal donation of N3 million to the appeal fund for the renovation of the community house.
Speaking earlier, the president of Yoruba community, Mr Olaoti Adetunji Shehu, had commended Governor Yuguda for his contributions to the development and continued growth of Bauchi State, through the implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes.
He called on the Yoruba people in the state to continue to live in peace with their hosts, whom he described as accommodating and tolerant, loving and hospitable.
Highlight of the occasion included the conferment of chieftaincy titles on deserving individuals, including the Bauchi State Head of Civil Service, Mr Abdon Dala Gin, who was given the chietaincy title of Agba Akin of Yoruba Community, and the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yuguda, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, honoured with the title of Olu Omo of the community.
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