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Aiyedatiwa orders traditional rulers to register for Chieftaincy Declaration

Mr Aiyedatiwa, represented by his deputy, Olayide Adelami, gave the order in a meeting on Friday with the Ondo State Council of Obas.

• June 29, 2024
Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa
Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa [Credit: Channels Television]

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has ordered traditional stools without Chieftaincy Declarations to register with the state government before the end of September.

The Chieftaincy Declaration is the law that stipulates enthronement guidelines for traditional stools in each community.

Mr Aiyedatiwa, represented by his deputy, Olayide Adelami, gave the order in a meeting on Friday with the Ondo State Council of Obas.

He said that as a strategy to ensure a seamless transition and put at bay agitations and tussles associated with the Obaship selection process, it had become imperative to take the decision.

The governor urged chieftaincy committee in each local government area to ensure that all traditional stools in their jurisdiction, without declaration, have one prepared and registered by the end of September.

Mr Aiyedatiwa promised to continue prioritising the welfare of traditional state rulers, adding that five per cent of local government allocation had been approved for their welfare.

In another development, the state government has warned minor chiefs not to wear traditional crowns.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Amidu Takuro, said, “Any ‘Olu’ or ‘Baale’ that put on the crown, henceforth, should be ready to face the wrath of the government.”

Mr Takuro enjoined obas to report any minor chief in their domain that goes contrary to the directive.


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