Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday sympathised with Fulanis resident in Iba community of Ifelodun local government area of the state over the loss of their 19 cows to thunder lightning on Friday night.
Speaking during a visit to the community, he commended the people of Iba for co-existing peacefully despite diverse tribal backgrounds.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Food Security, Abiodun Ajisefini; Oyetola said: “We are indeed sad about the unfortunate incident.
“Lightning is a natural phenomenon that we have no power or control over. The traders who suffered this loss are part of us, not strangers. They have lived here for decades and I commend them for their exemplary contributions to peace in Iba community. I want to assure them of my support and indeed the government’s support at a time like this.”