The sons and daughters of Awori land, Lagos have lamented an alleged marginalization in the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led state governances.
This was made known recently in a Press Conference coming under the aegis of Awori Obas, Lagos in conjuction with the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN).
Delivering the address on behalf of the Obas, HRM Oba Tijani Adetunji Akinloye, Ojomu of Ajiran Land noted that it is high time Aworis occupied their rightful position in the state governance.
This agitation and wake up call from the Aworis might not be unconnected with the purported little representation of the Awori indigenes on the list of Commissioners and Special Advisers of the state.
According to him, the 25 names of Commissioners and Special Advisers transmitted by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the State Assembly for screening has only one or two Aworis.
“We want to use this medium to unequivocally remind Lagos State Government that the Aworis are not happy with the way we are being marginalized despite our population…,” the Oba said.
While assuring the Apex Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the Aworis continued unalloyed support as before, Oba Tijani Akinloye drove home his point that the popular sect in the state deserves more than what its getting.
“We are hereby looking forward to seeing the appointment of another set of Awori indigenes who are young, vibrant and qualified,”
While appealing to the people to be security conscious, as security is everybody’s business, the monarch in unionism prayed for God’s wisdom for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Quadri Hamzat.
It will not only be recalled that the Aworis occupied 17 of the 20 Local Government, 26 of the 37 Local Council Development Authorities and three (3) Senatorial Districts, but that they are the original settlers of Lagos State.