The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has promoted ten chiefs on the Balogun lineage to Olubadan throne.
The promotion was necessitated as a result of the demise of Chief Buhari Adebisi, who was until his death was the Ayingun Balogun of Ibadanland.
Those promoted are Chief Tirimisiyu Fijabi Arowolo Obisesan from Aare Ago to Ayingun Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Wasiu Delodun Adegboyega Ajimobi from Lagunna to Aare Ago Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Mikail Gboyega Olawoyin Orogunmodi from Oota to Lagunna Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Babajide Taofeek Ayoade from Aregbe Omo to Oota Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Lateef Adetokunbo Akintola from Gbonka to Aregbe Omo Balogun of Ibadanland.
Others are Alhaji Nureni Adebayo Akanbi from Aare Onibon to Gbonka Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Kayode Afolabi Kadelu from Bada to Aare Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke from Ajia to Bada Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Monsuru Abiola Olatunji Arulogun from Jagun to Ajia Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Taiwo Ige Kamorudeen Akande from Mogaji Odunlami Family Olorisaoko to Jagun Balogun of Ibadanland
Speaking with Journalists shortly after the promotion, Bada Balogun of Ibadanland, Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke said there is the need for the government to involve traditional rulers in governance, saying they are the closest to the people.
He said there was the need for the government to involve traditional rulers in governance particularly on the security issue because they are the closest to the people.
He called for constitutional amendment by the National Assembly to accommodate such roles for traditional rulers in governance.
Bada Balogun, who is the Founder of Adegboyega Adegoke Resource Centre (AARC) said security is germane to the peaceful coexistence of any community and national development.
Noting that it is high time for the government to take security issues more seriously by delegating constitutional roles to traditional rulers.
This according to him, would afford them to have first hands information on security issues in their various communities and as such, they would know how to address any security challenge that may arise from their domains.
Olooye Adegoke, who is the Chairman, Solutions 93.9FM, Ibadan noted that to reduce insecurity to the barest minimal there should be responsibility for traditional rulers across the board, which should be spelt out constitutionally.
Olooye Adegoke, who is a Senatorial hopeful for Oyo South maintained that security is the backbone of any society, which is tied to its social, political, economic and cultural growth.
According to him, inadequacy of this vital ingredient of development has led to all manner of social ills, including violent crimes such as armed robbery, ritual killings, child trafficking and other crimes.
Attributing the lingering insecurity in the society to lack of proper funding, the inadequacy of personnel and necessary crime-fighting equipment, the government on its part should make traditional rulers more responsible constitutionally to their domain, in order to reduce social vices to the barest minimal.
According to him, “Traditional rulers are closer to the people than local government chairmen. It is very hard to see anyone who will not recognise their monarch but they may not even know their local government chairman.
“Therefore, for democracy to thrive, there is the need for the involvement of traditional rulers in governance particularly in the area of security ” .
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