By Olawale Kosemani
Kwara State governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has presented first class staff of office to the new Olupo of Ajase-Ipo Oba Ismail Yahaya Atoloye Alebiosu with a call on the traditional rulers to continue to work for communal and national peace, harmony and tranquility.
Traditional institution remains a veritable tool for grassroots mobilisation, cohesion, socio-economic and political development. As the custodians of tradition and culture of the people, the royal fathers are required to assist government to counsel and educate their subjects to be good citizens, so that peace, harmony and tranquillity can be maintained.
The Governor said, as an administration, we will always respect the culture, custom and tradition of our communities. This is exactly what played out throughout the selection process of the new Olupo. We simply stuck with the choice of the people. We believe that is the path of honour, peace, and sustainable development.
On his last note, he joined other compatriots to sue for increased understanding and accommodation in Kwara State and Nigeria in totality. He said Peace, security and development of Nigeria lie in everyone playing their roles as patriotic citizens. This is especially true of leaders.
He wished the new Olupo of Ajase-Ipo long reign in good health peace, harmony, and prosperity.