Oba Calls for Support for President Tinubu’s Led Administration

President Bola Tinubu has been urged to make sure that the role he assigns to traditional leaders in administration extends beyond advisory.

Oba Francis Olushola Alao, the Olugbon of Orilegbon, and vice-chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs made the call in his congratulatory message to Nigerians on the 63rd Independence Day celebration.

The first-class monarch claimed that because rulers are more in touch with their subjects and are aware of their needs, the call has become crucial.

He said: “To accelerate the new and better Nigeria that we all want, we must strengthen our traditional institutions. Our advisory role is not enough. President Bola Tinubu should, as a matter of importance, assign an active role to the traditional institution in his government.

“As strategic stakeholders, we are closer to the people and we know their concerns. For example, the British government did not relegate their monarchical institution to their constitution,” he stated.

He solicited support for Tinubu, expressing sympathy for Nigerians at this tough time and pointing out  “there were glaring signals that the country has a better future with the way the President is administering the nation.”

He pleaded with Nigerians to live in harmony and support government initiatives to reposition the nation.

The statement read in part, “As we celebrate this milestone, we must reflect on the legacies of our past heroes and their sacrifice for the country. It is more important than ever to work together to reposition the county to reclaim its lost glory. We all have a role to play in this, from traditional rulers to government at all levels and citizens.”

 “I urge Nigerians to support President Bola Tinubu’s led administration and his ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda including the development agendas of states and local government. It might be challenging today but in the long run, Nigerians will enjoy the dividends of democracy, considering the effort of the government.”

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