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By NBF News

Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki during the weekend, presented the Staff of Office to the 17th Emir of Kaiama, Alhaji Muazu Shehu Omar. He charged the monarch to uphold honesty, fairness, equity and justice to all and sundry.

He also disclosed that the rehabilitation of Kisi-Kaiama road was in the pipeline to facilitate rapid socio-economic development of the area.

The Governor, who was visibly elated, also assured the people of Kaiama that the contractor for the Kosubosu-Kaiama road project would soon be mobilised to site as the contract for the road had been awarded for construction.

Speaking at the ceremony which attracted a large turn out of people, Saraki enjoined the new Emir to be magnanimous in victory and be fair to all his subjects including those who contested the stool with him.

Saraki, who expressed delight that the new Emir was overwhelmingly acceptable to his people, enjoined indigenes of the town to support their monarch; pointing out that no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere devoid of peace and unity.

'I want to appeal to the new Emir to be magnanimous in victory and be fair to all his subjects including the other contestants that vied for the stool with him'.

'It is in this manner that I urge His Royal Highness to serve as the rallying point and the father of all to provide effective leadership for the accelerated development of the entire community,' the governor said.

Saraki also urged the Emir to uphold the principle of honesty, fairness, equity and justice to all and sundry and regard his appointment as a position of trust which should not be betrayed.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Alhaji Ahmed Makama enjoined the new Emir to ensure the sustenance of peace in his domain and urged other contestants for the stool to cooperate with the monarch in the interest of the community.

Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Umar, who read the community's address, had expressed appreciation to the governor for the various developmental projects embarked upon by his administration in Kaiama.