The Kwara State Government has commiserated with the Onijan of Ijan-Otunland in Irepodun Local Area of Kwara State, Oba Haroon Omoniyi Aransiola over the recent fire incident that razed the entire palace.
The Government high powered delegation, led by the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Arc. Aliyu Muhammad Saifuddeen made the commiseration on behalf of the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
The governor representative symphatized with the royal father and the entire community over the sudden fire incidence durng the visit to excaltain the extent of damaged.
Arc. Saifuddeen, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Abdulrazak Alabere and other top officials of the Ministry, described the inferno as unfortunate, thanking God that no life was lost.
According to him, the ugly fire incident was coming at a time when the State Government provided relief materials running into millions of naira to the people affected by flood in Moro, Edu and Patigi Local Government Councils, describing the ongoing provision of financial incentives to the people affected by rainstorm in the State as part of state government succur.
He assured that the present administration will continue to treat Royal Fathers with respect and dignity which can be attested to in the prompt payment of their salaries and also constant consultation in the formulation of its policies and programmes for the betterment of the citizens.
Earlier in his response on behalf of the Community, the member representing Irepodun Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Felix Omotayo Awodiji thanked Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq for his timely visit to the Community.
Hon. Awodiji assured the Governor of the unflinching support of Ijan community and Irepodun Constituency for his laudable policies and programmes which had positively impacted on the people at the grassroots.
In his response, the Onijan of Ijan, Oba Haron Aransiola said he was surprised when he heard about the visit of government officials who identified with him and the community over the unfortunate fire incident.
The Monarch however, disclosed that the Community would continue to be grateful to the state government for the gesture, pointing out that the financial donation would go a long way to assist in putting necessary things in order, praying God to guide the Governor AbdulRazaq as he pilots the affairs of the State.