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Be proactive in handling security matters, Olubadan charges Mogajis, Baales

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
22 September 2022   |   3:17 am
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, has urged family heads (Mogajis) and heads of villages (Baales) to be proactive in handling security matters in their respective domains.

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, has urged family heads (Mogajis) and heads of villages (Baales) to be proactive in handling security matters in their respective domains.

Oba Balogun, who asked for the enlistment of local and traditional hunters in the task of securing the people across Ibadanland, enjoined the Mogajis and Baales to coordinate them and ensure interface between them and other security agencies.

The monarch, in a statement signed by his Personal Assistant (Media), Oladele Ogunsola in Ibadan, lamented the alarming rate of insecurity in the land.

He equally urged the Ibadan elite to address the abandonment of family house syndrome, a situation where the traditional houses in the indigenous parts of the ancient city are left unoccupied, while the Government Reserved Areas (GRAs) and other eyebrow areas are daily being flocked.

He said that the abandoned houses in the metropolitan hinterland are now den of people of shady characters.

MEANWHILE, the family of the late Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese 1, yesterday, said that the monarch’s closeness to the governor was majorly to make possible an Oke-Ogun successor after Makinde’s tenure.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Coordinator of the Aseyin Royal Family, Ademola Hamzat and his Secretary, Femi Olalere.

The statement described the late monarch as passionate about having a successor to the incumbent governor from Oke-Ogun area, which he said, had been sidelined by successive administrations till the emergence of Seyi Makinde.

The family, while appreciating Makinde for his support towards a befitting burial for the late monarch, also lauded all Yoruba Obas, especially the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 1) and the Oke-Ogun Council of Obas for their roles in keeping the Yoruba tradition sacrosanct.

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