Govt Approves Appointment of Another Monarch After Nullifying Selection, installation of former Oba

The Osun government has approved the appointment of Prince Ademola Makinde as the new Owa of Igbajo in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in a statement by Kolapo Alimi, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, on Monday in Osogbo.

Alimi said that Makinde’s nomination as forwarded by the Boluwaduro Local Government was approved in line with due process, chieftaincy law and tradition.

He said the kingmakers had earlier approved Makinde in line with chieftaincy laws and tradition.

According to him, Gov. Ademola Adeleke at the Executive Council Meeting tasked the new Owa of Igbajo to heal the wounds of the selection process by ensuring inclusive traditional governance.

“I congratulate the new Owa of Igbajo. I urge him to embark on reconciliation and restore the dignity and integrity of the traditional institution,” he said.

Makinde, born on Oct. 1, 1964, is the Director of Finance, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the state government had on Jan. 19 nullified the selection and installation of Gboyega Famodun, a former state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, as the traditional ruler of Igbajo over alleged irregularities.

A statement by the state government said the decision was contained in a White Paper on report submitted by the committee set up on chieftaincy matters.

Source: NAN