In a generous gesture to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has gifted out millions of naira to muslim faithfuls on Monday.
With a genuine desire to bring happiness to his people, the monarch personally handed out cash to individuals gathered at his palace. Speaking during the event, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi expressed his intention to assist his subjects, particularly those with modest businesses struggling to make ends meet.
“Through this money, people can purchase essential items for their families. We have observed individuals running businesses with capital as low as N10,000. Therefore, this money will significantly contribute to their welfare,” the Oluwo stated.
Acknowledging the limitations of the government’s efforts, the monarch emphasized the importance of community support during challenging times. “We want to assist our people to the best of our ability. We have disbursed millions of naira this morning, solely aiming to bring joy to the people during this period of subsidy removal,” he remarked.
Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi called upon his subjects to celebrate the festival in moderation, cautioning against excessive expenditures beyond their means. The financial aid provided will undoubtedly help community members create cherished memories during the festive season.
Members of the royal family reiterated their commitment to the welfare of their people. “I appeal to our Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate within their means. It is unnecessary to overextend oneself to please others. We understand the hardships faced by small-scale businesses due to the removal of fuel subsidy. As a father, my priority is the well-being of my people, and I will ensure they are properly cared for. They are my people, and I am their servant,” the Oluwo emphasized.
Expressing concern over the current state of the economy, the monarch called for patience with the administration of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu. He expressed confidence that Tinubu would rectify past grievances and steer the country toward progress. The Oluwo regarded the subsidy removal as a positive development for the nation’s advancement, assuring his subjects that normalcy would be restored in due course.