The National President of Offa Descendant Union, Alhaji Najim Yasin has called on the people of Offa in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State and Erinle in Oyun Local Government Area of the State to embrace peace and shun acts capable of causing dis-harmony and the break down of law and order in the area.
Alhaji Najim Yasin who made this appeal on Monday in a statement issued on behalf of the Executive members of the Union noted that nothing could be achieved in an atmosphere of rancor, disunity, and lawlessness.
The Union leader urged the people of both communities to embrace peace and love with tolerance in oneness and promote acts geared towards development.
He said that when peace reigns in both communities will be able to attract local and foreign investors that could impact positively in industrializing their communities which will eventually create meaningful employment for the teeming unemployed youths.
The National President of ODU mutted the idea of sharing ideas between elites from both Offa and Erinle on how to harness the abundant human and natural resources potentials they are endowed with.
Alhaji Yasin who is also the Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress also used the opportunity to call on traditional rulers in the two communities, Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye the first and the Elerin of Erin-le, Oba Abdulganiyu Olusokun the second to educate and enlighten their subjects particularly the youth on the need o embrace peaceful and harmonious relationship.
He also charged both the Islamic and Christian Clerics in the two areas to inculcate peace and unity in their sermons, admonishing the clerics to sustain fervent prayers for peace, unity and the development of the Offa and Erinle communities.
He finally urged the people of the two communities to retrace their steps and find ways to sort things out peacefully, with mutual respect for each others values.
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