.Endorses elevation, appointment of Chiefs in Oyo, Egbeda LG
Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has approved the presentation of staff of office and beaded crowns to the Onifiditi of Fiditi, Oba Sakiru Akanni Oyelere and the Elempe of Tapa, Oba Titilola Oyekanmi Sunday.
A statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, indicated that the governor, on March 7, 2024, approved that the Onifiditi and the Elempe be presented with the instrument of office and beaded crowns.
The statement added that the governor also approved the appointment of Chief Akindele Sunday Olukayode as the new Baale of Awaye Town in Egbeda Local Government Area of the state.
This was as the governor approved the elevation of 12 Part III (Minor) Chiefs in Oyo Town to Part III Recognised Chieftaincies.
The approvals were contained in separate letters dated March 6, 2024 and March 7, 2024, respectively.
Governor Makinde approved the appointment of Chief Akindele as the Baale of Awaye Town, a Part II Recognised Chieftaincy under the Chiefs Law, Cap. 28 Vol. I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000, in line with Section 3 (a) and (b) of the same law, which empowered him to grant the approval.
In the approval for the elevation of Oyo Minor Chiefs to Part II Recognised Chieftaincies, the governor granted the approval for the elevation of Elepe of Isheke, Onaisokun of Oyoland, Baale Idoode, Baale Gudugbu, Baale Ojongbodu, Baale Akeetan, Baale Apaara.
Other elevated Chieftaincies in Oyo are; Baale Aguo, Baale Ajagba, Olotefon of Otefon, Baale of Agooja and the Baale Imeleke of Oyo.
Sulaimon Olanrewaju
Special Adviser (Media) to Oyo State Governor
March 11, 2024.