The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has advised Nigerians against being unnecessarily apprehensive about the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, assuring that the era of oligarchy and corruption-ridden governance is gone for good.
The paramount ruler of Oyo Kingdom, was speaking over the weekend after inspecting a mobile hospital van donated by two indigenes of Oyo, Honourable Bode Esuola and his wife, Dr. Anu Esuola, both resident in Maryland, United States.
Oba Adeyemi observed that the good governance and accountability currently being experienced in Nigeria are beacons of hope for the people, adding that “Until recently, lack of transparency, probity, and accountability in governance were major problems we had. But President Buhari’s victory, which was a victory for the people, brought about change in our government.”
He further argued that peacefully changing of government under which the people were needlessly burdened with over the years through the ballot box, was a feat worthy of emulation by other countries in the West African sub-region.
“The track record of the president and his commitment to democratic processes give hope that under his leadership, Nigerians will once more feel the impact of good and accountable governance,” he stated.
While praying that Allah should guide President Buhari and the people of the country, the monarch was of the conviction that the integrity and honesty of the president will see him through the task of repositioning the country and ridding the polity of corruption.
“May Allah guide the president as he uses his wisdom and diligence to carry along all Nigerians, including those who did not vote for him, in order to achieve the common purpose of rebuilding a strong, motivated and united country that will exemplify leadership on the African continent,” he further prayed.