Edo monarch tasks government on justice
The Otaru of Auchi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, yesterday, called on governments at all levels to ensure justice for all, irrespective of class, as he attributed the problems confronting the nation to injustice.
Besides, he urged traditional rulers to see themselves as representatives of the Almighty God in their domains, warning that such positions require royal fathers to always speak the truth and ensure justice to all.Momoh stated this at the 21st Auchi Day annual celebration of Allah Most High, which held at Auchi.
The Otaru, who stressed the need for leaders to lead according to God’s Word, noted that peace would always elude any society, where injustice was allowed to reign. He said: “In Nigeria today, I believe justice is not applied in anything we do and that is why we are having problems. When there is injustice, you observe restlessness and that is a big problem. The nation must give justice to both the rich and the poor.
“And for us traditional rulers, God gave us this power to lead our people. And what any king must do is to ensure that justice prevails in his kingdom. It must have no boundaries.”
In his address, Governor Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hajia Mariam Abubakar, reiterated the desire of his administration to bring development to Auchi and other communities in the state. He solicited the assistance of traditional rulers in ensuring conducive environment for investors.
“We want to drive our economy through agriculture and that is why we are making lands available to farmers and empowering people to set up their farms,” he explained. “I thank the Otaru of Auchi for ensuring that peace reigns in Auchi Kingdom and we will continue to support Auchi Kingdom and other communities in the state in terms of development and empowerment of our women and youths.”
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