Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has asked the federal government to make money available to traditional rulers so that they can checkmate the uncertainty in their various domains.
Oluwo, in a statement obtained in Osogbo on Friday, described the traditional structure of rulers as the most effective way to checkmate insecurity, saying the institution needed both constitutional support and financial mobilization to carry out the task.
According to him, mere persuasion cannot limit security breaches and he asked the federal government to fund responsible traditional rulers who have control over their subjects.
He stressed that all law enforcement agencies depend on traditional institutions for optimal performance, and called for urgent constitutional and financial empowerment for the royal fathers so that they can effectively guard their domain.
A statement from Oluwo continued in part: “The most effective structure to checkmate insecurity is to constitutionally and financially empower traditional rulers.
“As the father of my subjects, I know every nook and cranny of my country. I have Baales, Chiefs and Princes cutting through all the locations in my territory. If something goes wrong somewhere, I know who to call for detailed and factual information.
“If there is a breach, those appointed by my office need to know who to hold accountable. You can’t just mess around here. I have a well-structured and effective government.
“I call on the federal government to strengthen the institution. The state of the nation demands better protection of the institution. Responsible monarchs must be alert to safety.”
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