The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has stated that Nigerian cannot resolve its various challenges unless its adopt a monarchical system of government.
The monarch stated this on Monday at the launch of his new book, “Codes of Kings” held in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The monarch emphasized that traditional rulers play a crucial role in the security and infrastructure development of the nation’s urban areas.
He remarked that the ancient institution can also serve as a check on the actions of politicians by ensuring that their pledges to the people are kept.
He said, “We are the leaders of this nation; we are the closest to our people but we are being relegated. And I have a dream that if kings start doing better; I want to prepare kings for a future where we can grow our democracy, our own style of democracy is for kings and politicians to work together.
“So, the future of this country is the monarchical system of government. We can see that the military style of government will not work. We can see so much corruption in the land. So, where are we heading with this kind of democracy if there is nobody to check politicians on corruption and bad governance? We want to prepare kings for this role.
“Either they like it or not, politicians cannot do it alone. Every problem falls on the kings, including security issues. Government cannot handle the security, and infrastructural development without our input.”