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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Ogun Traditional Rulers To Enjoy More Enabling Environments To Perform Roles

.          • Hon. Afuape, Olu of Ilaro
             & members of Ilaro Council                 of Chiefs

From Ayobami Ife,
 Abeokuta

Ogun State government has assured fair and enabling environment for traditional rulers to carry out their responsibilities given their strategic importance as the link between the government and the citizens of the State.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, gave the assurance 
when he visited the Olu of Ilaro, paramount ruler of Yewa land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle in Ilaro.

Afuape said the issue of Traditional Council should not cause crisis, adding that Governor Dapo Abiodun - led administration would always follow due process in conducting the affairs of the traditional institution.

He explained that the ministry would not take any step pertaining to  the Council without recourse and proper approval of the Paramount rulers in the concerned areas of the State.
 
Afuape lauded Oba Olugbenle for the report presented while he chaired the committee on the 75 promoted and upgraded Obas carried out by the last administration, saying the report would guide the government in solving some of the challenges being faced presently in the councils.

“I appreciate the fair report presented on the last committee that you chaired. This report will navigate us into solving a lot of problems in the state’s traditional council and just as the Governor has promised, there will be equity and fairness,” he said.

He noted that the government may not be able to meet all the needs of the councils, but assured that it would do all in its disposal to ensure that they are comfortable.
 
 He promised that the statutory meeting where the concerns of Obas and the citizens of the state were heard would be holding as at when due.

In his remarks, Oba Olugbenle charged the commissioner to be a role model to other on-coming commissioners, urging him to be guided in his conducts towards traditional rulers, not giving in to pressures from the various institutions or individuals.

He prayed for a successful tenure of office and divine guidance for the Commissioner, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Kunle Osota and other officials of the ministry.

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