Oluwo of Iwo tell FG to pay traditional rulers security vote
Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has requested that the federal government make funds accessible to traditional rulers in order for them to combat insecurity in their respective domains.
Oluwo characterized traditional rulers’ structure as the most efficient way to checkmate insecurity in a statement acquired in Osogbo on Friday, adding the institution needs both Constitutional backing and financial mobilization to carry out the duty.
According to him, simple persuasion may not be enough to prevent security breaches, and he has requested that the federal government finance responsible traditional rulers who have authority over their subjects.
He emphasized that traditional institutions are necessary for the optimal functioning of all law enforcement agencies and urged immediate constitutional and financial empowerment for the royal fathers so they may successfully oversee their realm.
A statement by Oluwo further read in part, “The most effective structure to checkmate insecurity is to empower traditional rulers constitutionally and financially.
“As a father to my subjects, I know every nook and cranny of my land. I have Baales, Chiefs and Princes cutting across all locations within my territory. If anything goes wrong anywhere, I know who to call for detailed and factual information.
“Should there be breach, those appointed by my office must know who to hold responsible. You can’t just mess up here. I have a properly structured and effective government.
“I enjoin the federal government to strengthen the institution. The state of the nation calls for better patronage of the institution. Responsible monarchs should be security alert.”