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Monarch advises politicians to make judicious use of public funds



DOMA – The Andoma of Doma, in Nasarawa State,  Alhaji Ahmadu Aliyu-Ogah appealed to political office holders in the country to eschew materialism, and ensure the wellbeing of the electorate who voted them to power.

The traditional ruler made the call in Doma when the newly elected Chairman of Doma Local Government Council and his councilors paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Wednesday.

“Politicians in the country should rather focus attention on how to better the lives of Nigerians through execution of various developmental projects”, he said.

Aliyu-Ogah, who stressed the need for people, especially those in leadership positions to have the fear of God in their deeds, added that nobody would be buried with “any penny” on him.

He also called on the rich to remember that they would give an account of their deeds to God as well as how they made their riches.

The monarch said rather than flaunting their wealth before the poor, wealthy individuals should use it  to establish industries.

He said that by doing so they would provide employment opportunities for the large number of unemployed youths to engage in meaningful sources of livelihood.

“Instead of saving large sum of money in foreign accounts, it is better they use it in our country so that our nation can as well move forward.”

He said that if those at the helm of affairs in the third tier of government were to do the right thing, the country would regain its lost glory.

The monarch called on the newly elected officials to shun corruption, indiscipline, and deliver the much needed dividends of democracy to the people at the grassroots.

“If leaders are to be prudent and patriotic in the discharge of their responsibility, the country will regain its lost glory.”

The traditional ruler stressed the need for the executive and the legislative arm of government, at the local level to uphold the values of transparency and accountability.

Aliyu-Ogah also reminded the officials that they were elected to enhance the living standard of their people.

Speaking earlier, the chairman, Mr Henry Omaku, assured the people of the area of “better days ahead”, adding that his  tenure would “bring development to the door steps of the people of the area”. (NAN)

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