Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has ordered the reduction of salaries of some traditional rulers in the state by 60 percent.
The reduction affects the Alaguas and Magajis in Ilorin Emirate.
His reason for the reduction is that the Alaguas and Magajis are not doing anything that could warrant them getting such salaries.
Before reduction ,the salaries of Alaguas was N25,000 while Magajis salaries was N16,000 but after the reduction, the Alaguas willnow get N10,000 while the Magajis get N5,000.
The governor’s action has, however not gone well with the community heads.
One of the rulers who spoke on condition of anonymity said they are not happy with the decision of the government to cut their salaries.
He noted that if the government can’t increase what is being paid to them by past governments it should not reduce their stipends during this austere times
He urged the governor to reconsider his actions and return their salaries to them.
The forum of Magajis and Alanguas of Ilorin Emirate community comprises over 800 community heads across Kwara Central and Kwara North.