Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The family heads (Mogaji’s) in Ibadanland on Tuesday canvasses for financial independent for the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland through creation of Royal Investment Fund, saying that the palace of the first class monarch must not lack all required financial needs.
Penpushing reports that the President, Association of Mogaji in Ibadanland, Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori while speaking on behalf of the Mogajis during a homage visit to the new Olubadan-designate, Oba Lekan Balogun urged stakeholders at all levels to create a working investment funding system, which is capable of solving all the financial needs of the monarch and the palace.
The Mogajis maintained that financial autonomy for the Olubadan palace will go a long way in solving financial embarrassment the palace has been subjected to by the Government or Chieftaincy seeking individuals.
Penpushing further reports that Ariori pledged their support to the new Olubadan towards ensuring that all traditional chieftaincy request will be granted on merit and not by financial inducement, adding that honorary titles can be granted at the discretion of the new monarch and the council.
The Mogajis appealed to the monarch that they should be informed and involved in the assessment of candidate for the positions of Mogajis and Baales in order to prevent miscreants and people of questionable characters from breaking into Ibadan traditional royal system.
Penpushing also reports that Ariori however requested for the expansion of Local Government Traditional Council for an effective development at the grassroot, stating that membership of the traditional council be increased to give room for more Mogajis to be members
“Several local government traditional council in Ibadanland were populated by the Baales only, without been jealous, this does not give proper equal distributions and it is seriously affecting security, social economy development at the grassroots”.
Penpushing reports that the Mogaji congratulated Balogun for his emergence as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, adding that new positive era in the history of Ibadanland has begins.
“This is the first time Ibadanland will be so lucky to have an experienced Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) holder a Distinguished Senator, an Accomplished Corporate Person whose personality has distinguished him as a international figure in all the continents of the world.
“Kabiyesi, it is our sincere hope that Ibadanland will benefit from your excellent wisdom and world of experience to sustain further progress and development of the city and make it the ideal capital of Africa”.
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