Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:24 pm
The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has urged political leaders at all levels not to renege on their promises to Nigerians to ensure the socio-economic development of the country.
Adetona made the plea in his goodwill message to Muslim faithful during the Eid el-Kabir prayer held on Thursday in Ijebu-Ode, east of Ogun state, western Nigeria.
He said that political office holders should endeavour to redeem their electoral promises, build trust and foster unity.
He advised them to ensure accountability, especially in the use of public funds and proffer solutions to youth unemployment.
“Education, employment and infrastructural development are key to the rapid development of our economy.
“President Muhammadu Buhari must expedite action on the recovery of stolen public funds and administer same towards the development of our land.”
According to him, politicians who serve uprightly and diligently should expect that their services will bring them reward both on earth and after life.
He prayed that the spirit of God would guide them in making the right decisions.
The monarch also appealed to the Ogun State Government to speed up road rehabilitation projects across Ijebu-Ode and ensure effective waste disposal, to minimise the risk of health hazards.
Similarly, the Chief Imam of Ijebu-Ode, Alhaji Abdulrasak Salaudeen, in his message, urged political leaders to serve with the fear of God and be sensitive to the plight of the people.
The cleric commiserated with the families of those involved in the recent crane disaster in Saudi Arabia which claimed 111 lives, including six Nigerians and leaving several injured.
He prayed God to comfort them and the quick recovery of those injured, reminding them that nothing happens without God’s knowledge.
Salaudeen further urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to rid the nation of terrorism and corruption.