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Ogun govt assures fair and enabling environment for traditional rulers

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The Ogun State government has assured fair and enabling environment for traditional rulers to carry out their responsibilities being the link between the government and the citizens of the State.
Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Local Gov't and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape (5thleft), Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle (6th right), Perm. Sec. Kunle Osota (5th left) and host of others

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Honourable Afolabi Afuape who said this while visiting Olu of Ilaro, paramount ruler of Yewa land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle in his palace, Ilaro, said the issue of traditional council should not be causing crisis adding that the present administration would always follow due process in conducting the affairs of the institution.

He promised that the ministry would not take any step in the council without recourse and proper approval of the paramount rulers in the concerned areas of the State 
Honourable Afuape appreciated 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 that 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”. The Commissioner said.

Honourable Afuape who noted that the government may not be able to meet all the needs of the councils, assured that it would do all in its disposal to ensure they are comfortable in their various areas. 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, enjoined him to be guided in his conducts towards traditional rulers, not giving in to pressures from the various institutions or individuals.

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