Suspended Kwara Monarchs Get Reprieve


Good news is here for the Aloffa of Ilofa and the Olota of Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero local government of Kwara State. The Kwara State Government has relaxed the sanctions imposed on the two traditional rulers following the outbreak of violent crises between the two communities. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Sola Gold who announced the good news said the forfeiture of the monarchs’ salaries, restriction to their domains and the exclusion from official assignments earlier imposed by the State Executive Council have now been reduced from three months to 30 days. Alhaji Gold said the review of the sanctions follows the intervention and appeal by the Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness, The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari (CFR), who also assured that the Aloffa of Ilofa and the Olota of Odo-Owa will ensure the maintenance of peace and harmony between the neighbouring communities. While giving assurance of the Kwara State government’s preparedness to protect the lives and property of the entire people of Kwara State, Alhaji Gold urged all communities to ensure peace with their neighbours. He said the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on anyone found to be promoting violence or discord between and among communities in the state no matter how highly placed.