28th October, 2010
The traditional ruler of Oke Ira in Ojodu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, ofÂ Lagos State,Â Chief (Dr.) Jimoh Bello Aboaba has called on the state government toÂ involve traditional rulers in state affairs because they are much closer to theÂ people at the grassroots.
Making the call at his palace, Aboaba opined that traditional rulers cannot beÂ ignored as they know the needs of the people at the grassroots.
He urged the state government to allow them participate actively in the running ofÂ Â state affairs andÂ treated better in terms of welfare.
He applauded the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu and the Olu of Ikeja, Oba RaufuÂ Matanmi Amore for their untiring effort and commitment towards the growth and plightÂ of rulers in the state.
While giving kudos to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,Â Prince Rotimi Agunsoye, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Kunle Abass and SpecialÂ Adviser, Olufemi Ifemade among others for their transparency in administering theÂ chieftaincy affairs of the state.