The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has acknowledged that his authorities would rely closely on the traditional rulers in the state to improve the security of lives and property.
The Governor, who made the pledge whereas talking at an occasion to mark the 56th birthday of the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, which was held on the Ilaji Hotels and Resort, stated that he could be always knocking the doorways of the monarchs for consultations and assist to tame insecurity.
Governor Makinde, who was represented on the event, by the previous Chief Whip of Alliance for Democracy in the House of Representatives, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye, stated that since security was one of many 4 cardinal targets of his authorities, he would go away no stone unturned to deal with the menace.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa indicated that Governor Makinde assured the traditional rulers that he would assign them enormous roles in the federal government despite the fact that the Constitution doesn't isolate particular roles for the traditional establishment.
The statement quoted the Governor as saying: “Though royal fathers haven't been accorded their rightful recognition, as they've been excluded by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, from having particular roles and features, I would like to make it abundantly clear that our royal fathers will have a spot and an enormous accountability in this authorities.
“We have recognized 4 key areas because the pillars of this authorities: Education, Economic Expansion, Health Care and Security. Traditional rulers will have main roles to play in the success of those programmes, particularly in the world of security.
“Our traditional rulers, like no different individuals, are nice custodians of values, ethos, and tradition that may be explored to re-orientate the society and maintain it secured.
“Therefore, I will be looking forward to consulting with all royal fathers on how best to achieve the objective of making Oyo State one of the safest in the country.”
The Governor additionally promised to give a facelift to the highway main to the Ilaji Hotels and Resort, including that his authorities would give precedence to roads with financial significance.
“If any investor has brought business into this state, the least we can do is to add value by creating good roads to such companies,” the Governor stated.
While talking on the occasion, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, congratulated the Olugbon who can be the Vice Chairman, Oyo State Traditional Council.
Oba Adetunji stated that being alive was not a proper however a privilege, including that it was a possibility for any human being to be alive.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the event embrace the Eleruwa of Eruwa - Oba Samuel Adegbola, the Onpetu of Ijeru, Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Adekunle and the Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Fadeyi.
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