Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has called on traditional rulers in the state to assist the state government in promoting qualitative primary education through monitoring of primary schools in their domains.
The governor made the call when traditional rulers from Kwara South Senatorial District paid him a ‘Thank You’ visit for the recent elevation of four traditional rulers in the zone to first class status.
He noted that if the traditional rulers had good synergy with the state Ministry of Education, monitoring of primary school teachers at that level would be better.
He also implored the royal fathers to assist the state government in the quest for less dependence on revenue allocation from the federation account through the promotion of agriculture on commercial and inclusive platforms.
According to the governor, since the royal fathers are custodians of the cultural values of their communities, they are better positioned to encourage their subjects to be actively involved in agriculture as business.
He promised that his administration would support their communities in land acquisition, cropping and other enabling strategies in the quest to transform the state into agriculture hub of the country.
Earlier, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said they were on the thank you visit in appreciation of the elevation of four of their colleagues in the south senatorial district.