The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on the federal government to fund the traditional rulers to checkmate insecurity in Nigeria.
This call was contained in a statement on Friday by the monarch who described traditional rulers’ structure as the most effective to checkmate insecurity.
He stated that the traditional institution needs both constitutional and financial mobilizations to play their key roles.
“The most effective way to checkmate insecurity is to empower traditional rulers constitutionally and financially. As a father to my subjects, I know every nook and cranny of my land. I’ve baales, chiefs and princes cutting across all locations within my territory.
“If anything goes wrong anywhere, I know who to call for detailed and factual information. Should there be a breach, those appointed by my office must know who to hold responsible. You can’t just mess up here. I have a properly structured and effective government.
“I enjoin the federal government to strengthen the traditional institution. The state of the nation calls for better patronage of the institution. Responsible monarchs should be security alert.
“I look forward to seeing the government’s response in a jiffy,” the monarch stated.