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Ogun Govt to Partner Traditional Rulers on Good Governance

Traditional institutions in Ogun State have every cause to rejoice as government has made a commitment to ensure that monarchs occupy their rightful place in society.

For this reason, one of the first assignments of the present administration was to constitute a committee to review the promotion of traditional rules carried out in the twilight of the previous administration.

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun dropped these tidings at the grand finale of the first coronation anniversary of the Olota Of Ota, Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege.

He told the gathering that government has resolved to partner traditional rulers to ensure that they partake not only in the administrations good governance but to assist in achieving peace and security at the local government level.

Enumerating his programmes for the state, Gov. Abiodun said his focus was on good governance and to motivate his workforce through prompt payment of salaries and pension.

The governor did not leave out security, pointing out that he would collaborate with other Southwest governors to ensure that the state was safe not only for the people but also for investors.

The Ogun helmsman also said there would be intervention in education, construction of rural roads, healthcare and agriculture, with 10000 farmers assisted with fertilizer and loan facilitated by the Central Bank.

Earlier the Olota of Ota appealed to the governor to review the composition of the state council of traditional rulers to enable Awori monarchs to occupy their rightful place.

He also solicited the support for the administration to enable it deliver the dividends of democracy.

At the event were the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Senator Tolu Odebiyi (Ogun West) Hon Jimoh Ojugbele (Ado Odo/Ota Federal Constituency) and traditional rulers in Aworiland

Solomon Olope

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