Monarch Applauds Senator Rafiu Ibrahim’s Communal Service
By Ahmed ‘Lateef
The Alapa of Agbonda Eku Apa in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Johnson Tejumola Iranloye, has urged the state political leader and President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to consider politicians with vision for community service for recruitment into offices in the next political dispensation.
The monarch specifically said the likes of the Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District, Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, should be allowed to return because of his good representation of the people at the grass root.
Oba Iranloye spoke in Agbonda yesterday at the Empowerment Programme organised by the state Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Olabode Adekanye.
He said the call became imperative to ensure that people with good intention to make positive impact in the lives of the masses are brought on board.
The traditional ruler, who expressed hope that the society would be better if people with brighter mind are entrusted with public offices, said he was optimistic that the incumbent Kwara South Senator would continue touching the lives of the people, particularly rural dwellers.
He showered praises on the legislator for identifying with Agbonda community in his programmes, adding that he is always ready to assist the people.
The monarch also enjoined other office holders to emulate Senator Ibrahim’s humanitarian services with a view to making life worth living for the people.
“We are grateful to the God Almighty that this community has been witnessing huge development in recent times. Thanks to Chief Bode Adekanye, who has not disappointed us.
“Let me use this medium to call on political leader in the State to consider people with vision into public offices. We need people who identify with communal services in the saddle. When you look at what Senator Rafiu Ibrahim has been doing, one would say he is a good representative of the people.
“He has not disappointed us since he found himself in that office. He has been identifying with our community. Anytime we have festivals in this community, he is always ready to assist and even participate personally.
“And this has been in the news all over, rendering community service. This is the kind of people that are needed in public offices. People like him are needed to be trusted again, because he would represent the people well”, the monarch said.