The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has said that despite security alerts issued by the United States and United Kingdom Governments in the country, Nigeria will overcome all its challenges, adding the 2023 general elections will be free and fair.
The Lagos monarch explained that the conferment of the chieftaincy title was in recognition of Obasa’s selfless service to the state and democratic credentials.
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Speaking during the installation, Akiolu reminded politicians that power is not permanent but for a season
Akiolu urged the speaker to always provide an all-inclusive leadership at the state legislature , so as to compliment the good works of the state government.
Reacting to the state of the nation and the recent security alerts by the US and UK governments, Akiolu expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome all its challenges, adding the 2023 general election will be free and fair.
According to the paramount monarch, “There is a renewed advocacy on political office holders in the country not to misuse their office or power to oppress the people but better their living standards through human development progammes.
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“The people are envious of Nigeria, Lagos in particular. But the fact of the matter is, Lagos is the head no matter what they do.
“To this end, I am urging you to give us special status in Lagos because of the economic viable and the level of dependency on the state.