The Ogun State Government has raised alarm over influx of fake traditional rulers in the state, noting that number of them procured fake appointment letters and parading themselves as royal fathers in the society
Penpushing reports that, Governor Dapo Abiodun raised the alarm during the 3rd quarterly statutory meeting of Council of Obas, adding that those involve in such illegal act, did not mean well for the State and traditional institutions
The Governor declared that as the present administration would no longer condone such unscrupulous activities as he expressed dissatisfaction against the high spate of the illegality,pointing out that those individuals would not only bring confusion to the State but ridicule the traditional institutions
Penpushing further reports that Abiodun, represented by Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi emphasized that government would not fold its arm to watch the unscuplous elements in the act
“We shall not fold our arms and allow a few unscrupulous elements, under our watch, to tarnish the image of our State, rubbish our traditional institutions thereby bringing it to a state of ridicule.” The Governor said. “We shall not fold our arms and allow a few unscrupulous elements, under our watch, to tarnish the image of our State, rubbish our traditional institutions, thereby bringing it to a state of ridicule”, Abiodun said.
The Governor assured the traditional rulers of his administration’s commitment to their welfare and well-being, as it did on the recent 50 percent increment in the monthly subvention of the four traditional councils and much more within the available resources of the State.
Penpushing also reports that, Chairman of the Council, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, in his remarks appreciated the Governor for the 50 percent augmentation for the four traditional councils.
The royal father added that the issue of security is germane to the royal fathers, urging the government to make adequate provision for the funding of local security outfits in the State.
Penpushing reports that, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun said the Ministry has been working assiduously in ensuring the welfare of Monarchs are guaranteed and vacant stools are filled.
The Permanent Secretary added that the agency had successfully carried out its responsibilities in line with relevant laws and observance of customs, in which the installation of Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo and Negbuwa of Ibido were also part of it.
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