OSHA Holds Session to Review State Chieftaincy Law
In a bid to review the State Chieftaincy law with a view to addressing incessant litigation in chieftaincy matters, and others related issues, the Ogun State House of Assembly held an interactive session with relevant stakeholder on the proposed Chieftaincy Law.
The initiative was preparatory to setting the pace for the process of putting in place a new law aimed at repelling the existing legislation for a more comprehensive law that would help reform the traditional institution in the State.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly ,Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, who presided over the session held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta ,noted that the session was meant to parley the monarchs with a view to putting in place an all- encompassing legislation towards resolving issues creating avoidable legal tussle in the institution.
Decrying the numerous court cases relating to installation of monarchs and land related matters filed before the different courts, the Speaker opined that the traditional institution supposed to be exemplary and dignified.
Mr Oluomo expressed the readiness of the Ninth Legislature in the State to blaze the trail by setting the pace for improved standard to give a well defined role to traditional rulers.
In his remarks, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape described the proposed legislation as laudable and long overdue, saying it would put an end to the aged long disputes in the process of installation.
The meeting had in attendance Paramout Rulers from Egba, ijebu and Yewaland.