—Expresses sadness over the alienation of Hausa Community in the distribution of Pa Okowa’s burial clothes
By Akinola Junior Aladejowo
Hausa Community in Agbor has joined Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the entire Okowa family of Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State to bid their beloved father, late Chief Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa, the Ojeangbe of Owa Kingdom farewell to eternity. The Sarki, Hausa Community, Agbor, Alhaji Ibrahim Ghali, on behalf of his people enjoined the children and family members of the late patriarch of the Okowa family to take solace in Allah for their beloved father lived a fulfilled life while on earth.
Meanwhile, the Hausa Community in Agbor has expressed sadness over the outright denial of its members in the distribution of the burial wrappers of Chief Pa Okowa. Alhaji Ibrahim Ghali who disclosed this to newsmen said that pieces of wrappers for late Chief Pa Okowa were distributed to Igbo, Yoruba, and other communities in Ika Land only Hausa Community was exempted.
He advised that that such actions should be avoided in the future as it breeeds disunity, bitterness and rancour.
“We are one family in Ika Land. Even though we are Hausa by tribe, we were born and brought up here in Ika Land. We have settled here and have been part of any developmental efforts in Ika Land, so, taking us as aliens on serious issues in a land we call our own is unacceptable and bad. We appeal to relevant authorities in Ika Land to please quickly address the issue of discrimination in the Land so as to avoid any clash in the future,” he stated.