- The alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has called for unity and love among Yoruba
- Oba Adeyemi says his concern is to ensure that Yoruba people are properly placed in the scheme of things in Nigeria
- The traditional ruler visited Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in his country home, Iragbiji, Boripe local government area of the state
The alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has called for unity and love among the people of the southwest.
The call was made by the traditional leader during a visit to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in his country home, Iragbiji, Boripe local government area of the state, on Sunday, April 21, NAN reports.
Legit.ng notes that Oba Adeyemi said: “I want to implore Gov. Oyetola to join hands with his colleagues to place southwest in its rightful position.
“My concern is to ensure that Yoruba people are properly placed in the scheme of things in Nigeria.
"You have to use your wealth of experience in administrative, financial and political sectors to improve on the revenue base of the state.
“You might know that I am fully aware of the significant role you played to boost the revenue profile of Lagos State.
“You were among the few people that deployed financial professionalism and expertise to help Lagos to raise its revenue status at a time its local government allocation was seized by the Obasanjo Government during Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s tenure.
“Osun is not a rich state. So, my advice for you is to use your ingenuity and the experience acquired to advance the economy of the state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was weighing his options for a new cabinet ahead of the commencement of his second term in office, that would help him to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians.
The president had promised that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas of security, fight against corruption and revival of the economy.
He was said to be considering starting his second term on a fresh slate, sending home all the incumbent ministers except one or two of them.
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President Buhari was criticized severally for not tinkering with his cabinet during his first term, even when it was obvious that many of them were so anonymous and under-performing.
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