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THE DAY TRADITIONAL RULERS DISOBEYED GOVERNMENT IN A GOVERNORS’ OFFICE

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I am too educated; too enlightened an Oba to comment on any video clip – Owa Obokun Adekunle Aromolaran Two days ago, we refreshed memories about conduct of government businesses in two different dispensations – military and civilian or democratic regimes. We published information about a few patriotic roles of Kabiyesi,  Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbagba 11 in times of peace and crises. Many critics are most certainly not aware that leadership is a very critical and tasking issue. But sometimes, feelings could point in the direction of the fact that in democracies, leaders put themselves forward to serve their people and must be prepared to offer the best.  There are many lessons to learn and pray about from this story. First and foremost, we must pray for our leaders, because when God’s judgment comes, even the innocent may not escape the outcome. Next, the conducts of royal fathers on these occasions show that they could stay on the side of their people if convinced that is the best position to adopt. THE RESPONSIBILITY ATTACHED TO GOVERNANCE: Children of God must always know whether any assignment they are given is of God or of the devil, and they should ask God for wisdom to go about it. That was the saving grace for the Awujale who visited the Aso Rock Presidential Villa and came out fell back on his endowed wisdom to wriggle out of the then delicate problem on commenting on what was widely reported in the media as ‘’Diya attempted Coup.’’  Islam’s injunction is for believers to know that: ‘’Allah regards governance is a trust which everyone who chooses to accept would be questioned about. ‘’To accept the responsibility to govern, therefore, is like accepting to bear the burden of everyone else on one’s head, so that when others are resting, you are working; and while they are sleeping, you are watching; and if anything goes wrong, you will be held accountable even when you were not directly culpable.’’(Muhammed Al-Ghazali) A REPLAY OF THE ASO ROCK OCCURRENCE: Governance is not restricted to political governance. It is exercised directly and indirectly in both the public and private sectors, educational and religious institutions, and even on family units, in which the husband is the governor, and the wife is the deputy-governor. Series of political logjams arose during the military era of 1993-1999, especially during the reign of…

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