Lai Mohammed: Why I cannot accept chieftaincy title now

Lai Mohammed: Why I cannot accept chieftaincy title now

Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:42 pm

Lai Mohammed


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has asked for postponement of the conferment of a chieftaincy title offered to him by Oba Mathew Ajiboye, the Eleju of Ejuland, Sanmora community, near Omuaran, in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

The monarch had on behalf of the community offered the Chieftancy title of “Oluomo” of Ejuland, Sanmora at a Chieftancy installation ceremony in Sanmora.

The monarch said .the installation ceremony would hold before the end of the year while challenging the minister to take his rightful political leadership position in the state on behalf of his community

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Mohammed was in the community to grace the installation of a popular film marketer, Abdulmaroof Afolayan as the Oloba of Ejuland, Sanmora.

Oba Ajiboye who spoke in Yoruba language said: “it is time to return home and take charge of the political sphere of Kwara.

“I am ready to support you and the Sanmora people are also behind you.

“This time around, I will personally follow you from home to home being the political head we are looking onto at the national level”.

The minister thanked the King and the entire community for the recognition and honour bestowed on him.

He said his father hailed from Sanmora and he would ensure that what is due to the community like every other Kwara towns would be delivered to them.

The minister disclosed that discussion was ongoing on the construction of Ajase-Sanmora-Iludun road because of its importance to the development of the towns and improvement of living standard of the people.

Mohammed said he accepted the honour of the chieftancy title given to him but the installation should come after ending his service as a federal minister.

He explained that they were given a caveat by the administration not to take chieftancy title while serving as federal cabinet members.

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