Ijebu-Ode (Ogun) – The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has urged political office holders in all tiers of government not to renege on their promises to Nigerians.
He made the plea in his goodwill message to Muslim faithful during the Eid-el-Kabir prayer held on Monday in Ijebu-Ode.
According to the monarch, political office holders should endeavour to redeem their electoral promises to the electorate to build trust and foster unity.
He advised leaders to remain accountable, especially in the use of public funds, and to also create solutions to youth unemployment.
“Education, employment and infrastructural development remain key toward enabling the rapid development of our economy.
“Politicians, who serve uprightly and diligently, should expect that their services would bring them rewards both on earth and afterlife.
“I pray God to continue to be with our leaders and guide them in making the right decisions while discharging their duties,” Adetona said.
The monarch further appealed to the Ogun government to speed up completion of road projects in Ijebu-Ode and promptly pick-up of refuse to minimise the risks of health hazards.
Similarly, the Chief Imam of Ijebu-Ode, Alhaji Abdulrasak Salaudeen, in his message, urged Nigerian leaders to serve with the fear of God and be sensitive to the plight of the people.
Salaudeen also urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to rid the nation of terrorism, stem the tide of corruption and tackle the recession facing the country.