Traditional Ruler charges Govt to engage Monarchs in curbing insecurity

Traditional Ruler charges Govt to engage Monarchs in curbing insecurity

Government at all levels have been charged to engage traditional institutions in its security architecture aimed at solving the problem of insecurity in the country.

Olu of Lisa kingdom, Oba Najeemdeen Odugbemi gave the charge at the weekend in his palace in Lisa town in Ifo local government area of Ogun state while addressing newsmen to herald this year Igunnuko festival over the weekend.

Oba Odugbemi said that traditional institutions are very key and close to the people in their various communities, stressing that they will be able to identify and nip any unwholesome acts from the people immediately such acts are uncovered.

He pointed out that by engaging the traditional institutions in the security system, the spate of insecurity will be reduced drastically.

On this year Igunnuko festival in Lisa town, Oba Odugbemi hinted that the festival was meant to connect indigenes of Lisa worldwide for the purpose of developing Lisa town.

He noted that Igunnuko festival is a belief system in the community aimed at promoting and preserving the culture of the founding fathers of the community.

While fielding questions from newsmen, Oba Odugbemi advised parents and guardians to always be watchful and guide their children against indecent dressing and as well discourage them from joining bad gangs by giving them proper upbringing because according to him, charity begins at home.

Oba Odugbemi, the Royal Patron of Ogun NUJ appreciated the present administration for its giant stride in infrastructural development, appealed to the state government for the construction of Lisa road from Ijoko axis which connects the road to other local government in the state.

He said that government cannot alone provide all the basic needs of the people, urged Nigerians especially the traditional institutions in their various communities to complement the efforts of government for the purpose of development.

Oba Odugbemi since he became the Baale of Lisa in 2006 up till his upgrading to Obaship in 2011 has implemented so many projects in the community such as health centre, market, police station ( on going), offices for the paramilitary agencies such as So Safe Corps, schools and many more for the benefits of the people of Lisa in order to develop the area.

The Royal Patron appealed to both the federal and state governments to as a matter of urgency come to the aid of the memorial arcade in Lisa which had been neglected by successive governments since the ill-fated plane crash in Lisa in 2005.

It would be recalled that in October, 22nd 2005, Nigeria and Nigerians were thrown into darkness and mountful mood at the announcement of plane crash in Lisa that claimed life of notable Nigerians at that period.

The federal government constructed the memorial arcade with the inscriptions of their names in honour of the departed souls.