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Fake Traditional Rulers on the prowl – Governor Abiodun

Fake Traditional Rulers on the prowl - Governor Abiodun

Fake Traditional Rulers on the prowl – Governor Abiodun

Fake Traditional Rulers on the prowl – Governor Abiodun

According to Abiodun, the illegitimate traditional rulers obtained false appointment letters and presented themselves as kings and queens without according to the established procedures outlined by the laws controlling the institution of the obaship in the state.

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The governor made this statement on Wednesday at the Ogun State Council of Obas’ third quarter statutory meeting, which was held at the Obas Complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Abiodun said those involved in such illegal acts do not mean well for the state and traditional institutions.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, said, “Those individuals would not only bring confusion to the state but ridicule the traditional institutions.”

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He declared that the present administration would no longer condone such unscrupulous activities.

He observed that the traditional institution remains a veritable platform to entrench good governance, hence, any administration that desires sustainable development, must collaborate with it.

Fake Traditional Rulers on the prowl – Governor Abiodun

Abiodun noted that his administration has continued to reverence the traditional rulers as strategic partners in its commitment for an inclusive, just, fair, equitable, transparent, accountable and obedience to the rule of law.

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“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,” he declared.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kolawole Fagbohun, said the ministry has been working assiduously to ensure the welfare of monarchs and vacant stools filled.

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Chairman of the Council, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, in his address, appreciated the governor for the 50 per cent augmentation for the four traditional councils.


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