19 May 2017

Nigeria: 'Treat Moro Indigenes Like Other Kwarans'

Ilorin — The Kwara State government has been urged to treat indigenes and communities in Moro local government areas of state as part and parcel of the state, in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The people, under the aegis of Moro Concerned Elders Movement (MCEM), protested against alleged marginalisation and manipulation of constitutional provisions of the people by the Ilorin emirate council.

Speaking during a press conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital yesterday, President of MCEM, Alhaji Isiaka Jimoh, said that the leadership of Ilorin Emirate lays claims to 'all lands in the entire council.'

The group also demanded for the creation of Moro traditional council and the stoppage of the diversion of the five per cent of the council allocation currently being remitted to the 'Ilorin Emirate, among others.

He therefore urged the state government to "operate a uniform law that will treat and see Moro as part and parcel of the state, in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."


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