By Ademola Orunbon, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured of equity and justice by his government over the upgrade and promotion of Obas, made at the tail end of the last administration.
The Governor who gave the assurance at the maiden statutory meeting of the State’s Council of Obas, held at the Conference Hall, Obas’ Complex, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, said the Committee’s report had been reviewed and consultations had also been made, adding that, the decision arrived at would soon be made public.
“The committee we set up to review the promotion and upgrade of some Obas has submitted its reports. I am assuring you that the decision would soon be made public and it will be based on justice, fairness and equity”, Abiodun said.
He thanked the Obas and the people of the State for maintaining peace all through the period, seeking more supports from them to take the State to the next level.
Speaking on the achievement of his administration in the last four months, Abiodun promised to uphold the tenet of good governance of participatory and effectiveness, for the betterment of the citizens of the State.
In his address, the Chairman, Ogun State Council of Obas, Alake and Paramount Ruler Of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, said the meeting has given them the opportunity to interact with the Governor, which according to him would make it possible for them to contribute effectively as a traditional institution towards the development and progress of the State.
In his welcome address, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, enjoined the traditional institution to cooperate with the government in achieving its set goals by remaining in the frontline of stakeholders in the business of achieving sustainable development in the State.
He urged them to support the present administration in resolving issues bordering on communal conflicts, in order to promote peace and harmony that would engender socio-economic development within their various domains.