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Kwara State probes 21-year unpaid salaries of 101-year-old traditional ruler

The Kwara State Government has launched an investigation into allegations of unpaid salaries and personal emoluments owed to Oba Abdulkadir Alabi Adebara, the 101-year-old traditional ruler of Jebba in the Moro local government area.

This probe addresses the financial entitlements of Oba Adebara, which reportedly have been neglected for the past 21 years.

During an inter-ministerial press briefing held in Ilorin on Monday, State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Abubakar Bata, assured journalists that the government is committed to resolving the issue.

“The state government is investigating the matter. We’re on top of the Jebba traditional royal issue with the aim of finding a lasting solution to it. I can tell you now that it will be resolved very soon,” Bata stated.

Oba Adebara, on January 24, 2024, appealed to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s administration to reinstate his traditional ruler grade and settle the arrears of his salaries and personal emoluments.

The traditional ruler was awarded a Third Class grade by Alhaji Mohammed Lawal’s administration on May 16, 2003, but this grade was subsequently withdrawn by successive governments.

In related updates, the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, reported that the government has contributed N7 billion to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for educational development in the state.

This funding has resulted in significant improvements, including a 50% reduction in absenteeism through the Kwara Learn program.

Additionally, State Commissioner for Social Development, Afolashade Opeyemi Kemi, highlighted the government’s efforts to clear the Ilorin metropolis of destitutes and beggars, who are suspected of harboring criminals’ weapons.

Over the past year, more than 100 beggars have been removed from the state, many of whom were found with dangerous arms, including guns, daggers, and charms.

“What could beggars be doing with charms and guns? Our discovery confirms that criminals keep their guns and other weapons with them,” Kemi remarked.

These initiatives reflect the Kwara State Government’s broader efforts to address both traditional governance issues and public safety concerns.

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