At the recently held Ijakadi Festival in our dear town of Offa, the Oloffa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi bestowed on the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, a Chieftaincy title of Soludero of Offa Land, (the comforter of Offa Land).
We have, in the last few days, tried to find out what really prompted the decision of the monarch to honour Governor Abdulrazaq with such title or what he has done to merit that title but we could not pinpoint any important thing Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has done to deserve it.
We therefore wish to categorically and emphatically state that the action of the monarch does not represent the interest of the people of Offa. There’s no denying the fact that Governor Abdulrazaq has done nothing worthy to Offa and its people to merit that chieftaincy title dashed him by the self-serving Oba.
Or can the traditional ruler tell us what significant programmes and/or projects the Governor has embarked on to comfort Offa people? We strongly believe that the title is another political patronage from the Oloffa who is fond of hobnobing with politicians to further project his selfish interests.
To justify the worthlessness of the tittle, it never outlived the awardee beyond the day of his coronation. No one seems to remember the title, the giver and even the receiver. What comes to mind at the mere mention of Soludero, is the Maigida Soludero busses injected to the transportation business in the state by the administration of former Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmad.
There are many illustrious sons and daughters who have done so much for Offa and its people, and therefore more deserving of the traditional title given to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who has done practically nothing for Offa.
We therefore, demand that the traditional title bestowed on the Governor be revoked immediately, as it does not represent the wishes and interest of Offa people. The Oloffa is also advised to stop dashing out chieftaincy titles to undeserving people because of his own personal and selfish interests.
Concerned Offa Youths