The wise counsel of elders will be useful to the smooth running of government under the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration in Kwara State, the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi has declared.
Alabi, while receiving members of the Kwara South Consultative Elders Forum, led by its Chairman, Chief Michael Oyeyipo, on a courtesy visit to him, urged the elders to avail government of their advice and wise counsel to guide the government appropriately.
“We need the advice of our elders for the country to record the needed progress and move forward,” he said even as he assured his visitors that the present government would do away with the oppressive culture and tendency, which he explained had retarded the progress of the people and the state.
He canvassed respect for elders, just as he called on the elders to advice the youth to shun drug abuse and other vices. He also urged members of the forum and the people of the state to always pray for the success of the present administration.
Earlier, Oyeyipo had called on the government to embrace equity, justice and fairness, adding that the last 16 years had not been good to Kwara South despite series of appeals to the past administrations in the state.
Oyeyipo disclosed that some local government areas were not carried along in the past, especially in the distribution of amenities and appointments, and expressed the hope that things would be better this time.