One of the foremost traditional rulers in Kogi state and the Ohimege Igu of Kotonkarfi, Alh Abdukrazaq Isa Koto has described Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Prince Smart Adeyemi as a rare breed politician who loves people of his constituency and can do anything to better their lots.
The traditional ruler made the remark recently in his palace when it was reported to him that certain individuals in some communities in Kotonkarfi local government area of the state were selling off some empowerment items donated by Senator Adeyemi.
It will be recalled that Senator Adeyemi had donated some electricity transformers, solar energy panels, boreholes, and renovated some schools , health centres and reconstructed roads in some communities in his constituency .
The high ranking Senator had also distributed Ambulances and hospital equipment worth millions of naira to some hospitals and health centres and provided free ante natal services to hundreds of pregnant women in his constituency .
He also provided scholarship awards to over 5,000 students of tertiary institutions aside from hundreds of cars, motorcycles and tricycles populariy known as Keke napep that he freely shared to members of his constituency
The Royal father who praised Adeyemi for all these, however expressed shock that certain individuals could allow their greed and ill-will to supplant the overall interest of their communities and stressed that Smart Adeyemi was a politician with a large heart who has given so much empowerments to communities and individuals in the state and should not be discouraged.
According to the Royal father, if the country could have the likes of Smart Adeyemi in abundance , the sufferings of the masses will be greatly reduced even as he said the lack of fear of God and patriotism have contributed to the rots in the society
The Ohimege who was specifically hard on certain individuals in Edeha community for selling off some Solar Panels brought to the community to boost electricity in the area, ordered the Chief of Edeha community, Alhaji Abdullah Idris to ensure that the sold items were immediately retrieved and brought back to the community for use.
He said those items were not meant for individuals but for the community and stressed that Smart vAdeyemi numerous gestures were meant to complement the state government efforts to ensure better life for all.
The traditional ruler therefore warned any Chief in his domain who allows government property or items donated by individuals to be destroyed or sold , to be ready to face the wrath of the law.