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Ogun Inaugurates Chieftaincy Review Committee 

Dapo Abiodun

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated the Chieftaincy Review Committee, with an assurance that his administration would not allow any form of assault on the traditional institution.

Inaugurating the Committee in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Governor, said his government places a very high premium on traditional institution, acknowledging the invaluable roles and contributions it plays in promoting good governance at the grassroots.

He decried the unprecedented approval, appointment and upgrade of some chiefs and Baales to coronet Obas by the last administration, which generated reactions from the traditional institution and members of the public, adding that the setting up of the committee was to address the alleged anomalies.

“The setting up of this committee should not be seen as an exercise to score cheap political points or witch hunt anyone, but should be seen as a token of the seriousness our administration will continue to ascribe to the traditional institution”, he said.

Governor Abiodun however disclosed that his administration would ensure that all chieftaincy matters follow due process and the extant laws, assuring of adequate welfare of the traditional institution.

The Committee, according to the Governor, is to look into whether the appointment or promotion follow the extant laws of the state and due process, identify all the Obas and chiefs, whose appointment or promotion fell within the review period, as contained in the Ogun State House of Assembly Resolution No 017/2019,  among other issues.

In his response, the Chairman of the  Committee, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, stated that the committee would be fair and just, adding that members would go back to the traditional institution and the people to educate them that, government was not out to score cheap political points or on a revenge mission but to put things in their right perspective.

He applauded the Governor for taken a bold step to right the wrongs of the past by setting up the committee, noting that the institution and the foundation of culture would be repositioned.


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