The Osun State Government has reiterated its commitment to strengthening the traditional institution in the state to enhance capacity for effective and efficient service delivery to the populace.
In achieving this, the state government has also expressed readiness to set up a tripartite committee that would review the existing Chiefs Law of Osun State.
The governor, Adegboyega Oyetola made this known on Sunday while receiving the letter of proposal from the Osun Traditional Council of Obas disclosed that the committee would be mandated to review, critically analyse the grey areas in the existing Chiefs Law in the state.
Expressing delight that the move made by the monarchs to review the law would go a long way to permanently find a lasting solution to some of the challenges attributed to kingship and chieftaincy in Osun, Oyetola described the gesture as a welcome development assuring that the tripartite committee would swing into action after its constitution.
According to him, "The Committee when constituted would come up with suggestions and proffer workable solutions to some of the identified challenges in the existing Law, thus helping to ensure possible amendments that would suit the collective interest of the people of the state.
"I commend our traditional rulers on this visit. I thank you for your unflinching support, most importantly your continued show of love before, during and after the last primary election of our party. Your prayers when we visited you at your various palaces before the primary can never be forgotten as this manifested in the success we recorded at the party's primary election.
"As to the Chiefs Law of our dear State, we will be very happy if that is reviewed. I am very happy that you are looking into it already. This is a welcome development.
"We know most of these laws are obsolete and we welcome the idea of the tripartite Committee that you have come up with. We hope that this would further strengthen the traditional institution which has been our vision as a government.
"There is no doubt in the fact that the existing Law has its challenges and this has been causing a lot of crisis as to enthronement of monarchs among other chieftaincy-related matters.
"So, to further demonstrate our commitment to ensuring a vibrant and viable traditional institution, we will set up the committee to look into it. I commend you for your efforts in keeping your domains safe.
"We understand the little crisis in some towns, but we hope with this move and with the support from the Federal Government, it will be a thing of the past. We appreciate your continued support to ensure security and adequate protection of lives and property of your subjects in your respective domains", Oyetola added.
The Osun Traditional Council of Obas was led by Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi who represented the Chairman, Ooni Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
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