An elder statseman, Professor Olugbemiro Akerejola has expressed displeasure over the lukeworm attitude of Kogi Central politicians towards the mobilization of Ebira people ahead of the national census scheduled for next year.
Professor Akerejola spoke today,, August 27, at a stakeholders’ interactive, organized and held in Okene in Kogi State by a non-governmental Organisation, De Noble Club 10 Kogi Central.
The elder statesman, who is the Ubuoro of Ogori regretted that politicians, especially those in leadership position are ‘sleeping’ in the area of sensitizing people for the census.
He said that the idea of mobilizing and sensitizing Ebira people should have be in the forefront, but are no where to be found.
“It is regrettable that none of the chairmen of the five local government areas is present here. No notable politicians is in attendance.”
Professor Akerejola, who hailed the traditional rulers and other NGOs for turning up and fully participate, advised the organizer of the program to find the ways of involving such political leaders.
Welcoming the guests, the President of De Noble Club 10 Kogi Central, Malam Abdulrazak Leramo said that the program has been put together to draw attention to the next year census.
“We are all aware of the importance of census in the life of a nation, a state and a community.”
Leramo said that De Noble Club 10 Kogi Central, being well known for mobilizing Ebira people for common cause of action on development, put the stakeholders engagement together to drum it on the people to get ready to be counted.