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Lagos State Government procures 100 vehicles for traditional rulers




The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had procured no fewer than 100 vehicles for the use of traditional rulers and chiefs across the state.

Mr Ademorin Kuye, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, made the disclosure at the 2015 Ministerial Press Briefing in Ikeja.

He said the vehicles, which had since been presented to the traditional rulers, were to ease the movement of the beneficiaries in the discharge of their duties.

Kuye said the government was committed to the welfare of Obas in the state, and would continue to take steps to demonstrate it.

“With these vehicles and more that we have provided for our Obas and Chiefs, we can boldly say our traditional rulers are the most taken of in the whole of the country.

“We see traditional rulers as partners in progress and we will continue to do our best to make them comfortable,’’ he said.

Kuye said government was building new palaces and renovating old ones to enhance the comfort of traditional rulers.

He said that the palaces of the Alara of Ilara, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu and Suenu had just been furnished for the comfort of the respective traditional rulers.

Giving other statistics, Kuye said the government processed no fewer than 44 applications for the recognition and upgrade of chieftaincy stools in the last one year.

The commissioner said the state’s Chieftaincy Standing Tribunal of Enquiry had commenced inquiry into applications for upgrade to Obaship from various divisions.

He said the government gave approval and recognition to seven new chiefs and Baales in Epe/Ibeju division of the state within the period under review.

Kuye gave the new chiefs as Prince Adewale (Iwajoba of Akodo), Rafiu Bello (Baale of Okun-Ise), Raufu Mustapha (Baale of Okun-Tiye) and Raufu Alaka (Olisa of Orimedu).

He said the others were Lamoriu Adekoya (Apebi of Orimedu), Babatunde Lamidi (Aro of Orimedu) and Kabiru Ganni (Losi of Orimedu).

The Commissioner said Gov. Babatunde Fashola had presented staff of office to Prince Mufutau Ogunnukan of the Muja Ruling House as the Adegbajo of Odo-Igbajowo in Eredo Local Council Development Area.

“Chief Adisa Awoyemi, Oroja of the Fafunmi Ruling House, had also been presented staff of office as Oba of Meiran in Agbado –Oke-Odo area of the state, ” he said.

According to Kuye, no fewer than 27 chieftaincy matters have been referred to the Standing Tribunal of Enquiry for adjudication.

On boundary issues, Kuye said the government successfully resolved the boundary and land conflicts involving the Onilogbo of Ilogbo-Eremi, Phillip family and Bambgose Idolabumo Ruling House of Ilogbo-Eremi in Badary area.

He said the government had also received the report of the committee set up to look into the remote and immediate causes of the civil disturbances between two in Ijede Local Council Development Area.

“The findings and recommendations had been analysed. The Ministry had communicated directives to all the MDAs mentioned in the recommendation such that amicable solution could be fast tracked as this will engender harmonious existence between the two communities” he said.

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  • Ify Onabu

    Parting gift to the ‘revered’ traditional rulers for campaigning for APC and Fashola… all at the expense of the tax payer.

    • Adisa Oloko

      Ify, you dey pay tax?

      • akyn

        Do you pay tax yourself. Omo Eko Nonsense. Akiolu must return the mandate to the rightful owners – THE AKISHEMOHIN’S

      • Ify Onabu

        Ol’ boy, I dey pay tax o!

  • akyn

    Where in the constitution does it say all these elected officers from the president to the local government canuse our funds to buy gift? PLEASE CAN SOMEONE EDUCATE ME ON THIS?

    The money spent on each vehicle can be used to build/erect a public bathroom in each of the traditional rulers domain and create at least 2-3 jobs per domain. The employees will manage the bathroom and get get by the fees generated. Nothing from the government after the initial investment.

  • honesty

    Hello o o o o o o Gov Fashola what is this suppose to mean. Despite all the good work people say you are doing is it not better to use the peoples tax Naira to improve the environment .For example the main gate entrance from Ibadan express to Lagos is a disaster to the sight and so many other areas in Lagos Main Land . APC take note people are watching you Lagosians still have their PVC card I am sure you are not only the governor of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Banana Island

  • Achew Idari

    Oga fash, you do well oh. We Sabi now! Well done gift or na good bye gift. Haba na so you too wan take finish your own journey. Well, those cars? You should have bought say 300 buses and do raffle draw for lagosian than for Chiefs who have no worries. God dey sha. Anything for the boyz Oga fash. Remember settles your boyz oh as you de leave. Dem deserve to share in your benevolent good oil. Make e reach us oh!


    Do they really need these vehicles? As much as I love Fashola and APC which I cannot deny, I want many of these goodies been given to Obas should be given or use the money for the poor or other important development for the generality of the people. I know we shall always have the poor with us, but our Obas are already well fed. Please in-coming APC Government both in States and Central should please not forget their promise to our youths who are roaming the streets. May God help you all to fulfill your promise not like some vision-less stomach infrastructures-government.