Ogun Hausa community complains of marginalization by state government

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

The Hausa community in Ogun State, has accused the state government of marginalizing its members.

The community complained that the state government failed to include them in political appointments in the state, despite their large presence in Abeokuta, the state capital, Ijebu ode, Sagamu and Ifo.

The community’s interim chairman, Alhaji Sheu Othman, speaking on the issue at a meeting in Sagamu, with Hausa leaders from the state’s local government areas, said they voted massively for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 polls.

With the large number of Hausa in the state, Othman explained they had expected three to five slots in appointments into the local governments and local council development areas in Abeokuta North, Ifo, Ijebu Ode and Sagamu local government areas.

He said, “In Ogun State for now, we don’t have any Hausa man that is representing us in the government, both at the state and local government levels.

“Though we have Awwal who is in Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, we expect government of the day to at least in terms of appointment give us three or five slots in local government areas like Sagamu, Abeokuta North, Ifo, and Ijebu-Ode.

“In those local government areas, we have  a lot of Hausa people living there.

“At least we deserve to have one or two representatives in these local government areas, but the government did everything without us. We have no problem over that, we are loyal party members.”

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