Give Us Role In Governance, Monarch Pleads


The Oba-elect of Igbo Elerin in Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, South  West Nigeria, High Chief Sikiru Kolawole Ajagungbade Aina, has called on the state  government to accord traditional rulers a place in grassroots governance, saying they can  easily be accessed and are closer to the people.

According to him, “the role of traditional rulers in communities cannot be ignored as they  are closer to the people at the grassroots,” while urging government to allow them to  participate actively in the day-to-day running of government activities.

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He commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for enhancing the living standard of the people in  the state through provision of infrastructures and basic social amenities.

Aina also gave kudos to Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, for his untiring efforts in ensuring  the growth of obaship tradition in the state, while praising the Commissioner for Local  Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rotimi Agunsoye, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Kunle  Abass, Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Olalekan  Ifemade and the Chairman, Iba LCDA, Toyin Suarau, over the presentation of SUV to  traditional rulers in the area.

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