By Ibraheem Alli
Seeing smile on the people`s faces is what gives me joy. Taking care of the present so they can be better through healthcare, food and infrastructures is my target as a traditional ruler. I worship God through service to humanity and that is my utmost priority, my own private jet, my maybach and all luxuries of Life” Oluwo.
The primary duty of a competent leader, call it traditional, religious or political, is enveloped in breeding the air of hope, the means of surviving, leveling without prejudice particularly the neglected scavengers subjected to no or little means of income. The Holy books, Quran and Bible explicitly narrated the attributes expected of a leader. And many of the past highlighted religious leaders who we presumed to be perfect role model of any performing front horses are undoubtedly deserve our encomium of merit. I t is of note to acknowledge if there exists replicate of such monarch in a soloist higher abject society like ours (Nigeria). When you see any monarch registering his wealth for the poor, note him, he is not an ordinary man but a prophet. Here comes one of them, father figure, the first class paramount ruler, Oluwo of Iwo. The best of you should embrace and promote his intention for a greener morrow.
Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty (HIM), Oba (Dr. ) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, in his magnanimity less expected of a traditional ruler initiated a free feeding tagged Oluwo Food Bank for the vulnerable: orphans, have not, less privilege and the scavengers in Iwo, his immediate domain. The succor (feeding) was designed to identify with the poor to feel belong as one of the future asset of our society. Most times, they are marginalized and loathe as an insignificant segment of the society. Worst more, they are restricted from social gatherings and discussions, look upon as inferiors with no respect attach to their presence. Oluwo felt bashed and thought of how they can be reconnected to the society.
He propagated food bank wherein nutritious meals are made three times every week under the supervision of a qualified personnel who inspect and monitor the content of the meal before its external distribution. The meal is served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the week.
Full of passion for his children, Oluwo frequently mingle with them, have handshake, jolly talks, offers advice and pray for their survival to become governors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, doctors, professors and many more. In one of his address to those children, Oluwo was quoted saying:
You are the best I am afraid of. Why? Some look down on you as nothing, but we have among you a first class asset that will hold the destiny of this land into their hands in the nearest future. If I say tomorrow, I am referring to you and it shall be well with you. Had it been some of my prosperous sons benefitted such when they were young, who knows may be they would have been more patriotic? Oluwo.
His eyes see the best, his leg purifies the route, and his mouth is commandment while his actions are progress. Oluwo food bank, apart from identifying himself with the less privilege, also reduced the rate of pilfering among the teen and under teen. The assemblage of those children turns to counseling school wherein the monarch ignites their hope.
Even, when Telu is out of the country, the feeding continues unceasingly.
© 2021 Nigerian Canadian Newspaper Canada. Powered by NASCI.