28 March 2021 By Kayode Oyedare.
The Traditional Ruler of Ipetu- Ijesha in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Adeleke Agunbiade has called on the National Assembly to give Traditional Institutions Constitutional Powers in the ongoing Constitutional review.
This according to him will promote Peaceful coexistence and strengthen security network at the grassroots.
The traditional ruler made the call in Abuja while addressing sons and daughters of Ipetu-Ijesha kingdom residing in the Federal Capital Territory.
Oba Agunbiade who identified the critical role of traditional leaders to national development noted that the current security challenges could only be tackled when the communities were officially coopted into the nation’s security architecture.
While soliciting the support of the people towards addressing infrastructural deficit in the ancient town of Ipetu-Ijesha, Oba Agunbiade urged them to be law abiding and contribute to nation building.
In his remarks, Chairman National Hajj Commission Who is also from Ipetu-Ijesha Alhaji Zikirullahi Adekunle- Hassan appealed to religious institutions to rise up and champion religious tolerance and national Unity.
Alhaji Adekunle-Hassan reiterated the commitment of the National Hajj Commission towards preaching and teaching of true Islamic doctrines.
President Ipetu-Ijesha indigenes in the FCT, Chief Samson Taiwo promised to work with Public and Private organizations to address infrastructural challenges and enhance the living standards of the people of the ancient town.