Oba Abdulwhab Abiodun-Oyeyemi, the Alatanda of Atanda community in Ifelodun Local Government area of Kwara, has expressed the readiness of traditional rulers to partner government in curbing insecurity in the state.
The royal father stated this during his 21st coronation anniversary and launching of an ultra modern central mosque in atanda community.
According to the traditional ruler, the challenges of insecurity being experienced in many parts of the country are impacting negatively on the nation’s economy.
He said that traditional rulers, being the closest to the people at the grassroots and custodians of customs and tradition, were ready to partner with government and other security agencies to fish out bad eggs in the society.
The royal father advised the original in habitants of Atanda to be accommodating so that peace would continue to reign in the community.
He appealed to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq to assist the community with the provision of basic amenities that would check rural-urban migration.
Abiodun-Oyeyemi said that the grading of the only road linking the community with Koko, the water project and construction of blocks of classrooms were through self- help by indigenes of the town.
The Chief Imam of Offa, Sheikh Muyideen Husein, called on traditional rulers and those in positions of authority to always endeavour to live good legacies that would make coming generations pray for them
He called on Nigerians to shun destructive tendencies capable of retarding the growth and development of the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over N6 million was realised during the launching of the community’s central mosque.
NAN also reports that the event attracted several traditional rulers from Kwara South senatorial district, led by the Olofa of Offa, Oba Gbadamosi Esuwoye, top government functionaries and eminent personalities from all walks of life. (NAN)
-Feb 27 2021 @ 6;29pm