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Apatira Meets Royal Fathers, Harp On Security, Good Governance

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Mubarak Ajala

A cross section of royal fathers at the meeting

The efforts to make Itire-Ikate LCDA and its environs more secured and habitable for residents and business owners recieved a boost as the Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. (Dr) Ahmed Apatira met with Royal fathers from the Lagos division to discuss salient issues bordering on security and good governance.

The gathering which was a bi-annual event held at the council Secretariat, Airways road, Ijeshatedo Lagos had in attendance first class traditional ruler and chairman, council of traditional rulers in Lagos Mainland, Apapa and Surulere divisional chieftaincy committee, HRM Oba Faitai A.O Aromire(Ojora of Ijora Kingdom), HRM Oba Owolabi Adeniyi (OBA of IGBOBI SABE), HRM Oba Lateef Abiodun Adams( Onikate of Ikate Land), Traditional Chiefs, Chief Mrs Risikat Adesoye (Iyaloja General Surulere LGA) and other members of the chieftaincy committee of Lagos Division.

Speaking at the forum, the Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, Hon. (Dr) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira who was represented by the council’s Special Adviser on Chieftaincy and Boundary Adjustment, Hon Rasheed Amusan commended the royal fathers and traditional chiefs for their ceaseless contributions to the growth and development of the division.

While urging the royalties to continue to support his administration with wise counsel, Dr Apatira said prayers and cooperation of the monarchs are needed for successful delivery of public goods to the constituents.
The council boss while assuring to continue to operate an all inclusive government, pledged to continue to honour the royal fathers.
He said, “This meeting is very strategic in that issues relating to the development of our Constituency are discussed. Our royal fathers have brought goodwill from their various kingdoms.

Issues on how best to beef up security and make the community more habitable for residents were also discussed. Also waste management and commuting from one place to another and other issues of interest between the government and traditional institutions were also looked at.
“The custodians of tradition and culture, on their part, promised to keep our communities safe for economic and social activities to thrive.”

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