The secretary to the Ajara Vetho Kingdom, High Chief Gbefa 1 Paul Ajo, has advised traditional rulers to shun politics but rather focus more on programmes and activities that will lead to the development of their communities.
Ajo made this known in an interview with The Guardian at the inauguration of Baale in Council and Elder Committee of Ajara Lopo Community under the authority of the Aholu Tha-Zunoh, Oba Toyon 1 of Ajara Vetho Kingdom held at the Ajara community, Badagry, Lagos.
He said the issue of community matters shouldn’t be played as politics and any community leader that wants to grow and build a strong, virile community must shun politics and exhibit fairness and equity in all their dealings.
“Community where facts are not being embraced and matters are seen through the eye of politics, that community will remain retarded.
Many communities have had their growth and capacity to develop delayed when its leaders delve into politics which often times comes with a lot of distraction.
The role of community leaders is to seek for the welfare, security and overall development of their community”.
He further applauded the newly installed cabinet members, urging them to work together as a team and render their best to develop the community.
Also, the Baale of Ajara Lopo, Tovieyi 1 explained that the community was divided into zones and the cabinet and elders committee were chosen from each zone for easy administration of the community.
The elated Baale promised to work towards peace and unity in the community, which is the major target governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.