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Equity, justice, fairness imperative for unity, says Osun monarch

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Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi. Photo/ Facebook/ emperortelu1/ Taosandphotography


A paramount ruler, the Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun State, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that equity, justice and fairness in the distribution of resources and political appointments are the key antidote to the threat of break-up of the country.

The monarch advised the President to always endeavour to balance federal appointments, adding that respect for federal character is a factor to entrench unity and promote oneness.

He spoke in Abuja, at the weekend, during the public presentation of four books authored by an Abuja-based lawyer, Aminu Kayode Alilu, a Prosecutor and Head of Complex Case Unit in the Federal Ministry of Justice.

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Oba Akanbi asked Buhari to always fact check so as to enable him do necessary adjustment in the appointments he had made so far.

“A step forward to address such will pave way for other collaborative moves at strengthening the unity of Nigeria,” he said.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to love one another irrespective of religious, ethnic or political differences, adding: “It is time for Nigeria to be detribalised.

“God gives us the diversity to strengthen our togetherness and not to divide us” Oba Akanbi also asked Buhari to invoke and enforce death penalty as punishment for corrupt officials and ritualists in Nigeria, saying that the country will get to nowhere in terms of development until all corrupt ones are eliminated.

ALSO, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami, who was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Alhaji Mohammed Umar-Etsu, recommended that the books be incorporated in the curriculum of the school system.

The author of the books, Alilu, said he decided to write them to make a positive impact in the country, urging the upcoming writers not to be discouraged about how lucrative literary work is but the impact it would make in the society.

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