A socio-cultural group, Oyo Renaissance Forum (ORF), Monday lauded Governor Seyi Makinde’s planned move to reform the Oyo State Chiefs Law, describing it as a welcome development
The group in a statement by its convener, Chief Adeola Areago, said the move was long overdue and that the news of the planned review of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State is already being applauded by all stakeholders including Mogajis in Ibadan, Baales, traders and others.
He pointed out that Ibadan Mogajis, Baales, market men and women, chiefs and others are happy with Gov Makinde over the planned move to reform the Oyo State Chiefs Law, saying they believed that once the bill becomes law, it would allow for the wearing of beaded crowns by senior chiefs in the state, especially Olubadan In-Council and some notable Baales of ancient towns and villages.
“As a potential beneficiary including other mogajis, senior chiefs and Olubadan-in-Council members, everybody is happy with the governor. The planned review of the law to allow for the wearing of beaded crowns by a number of qualified chiefs shows the governor of the state as a responsible and responsive leader committed to ensuring a better Oyo state and Ibadan in particular,” he said.
Chief Areago added, ” Many of our senior citizens; the elites whose legendary baales in ancient communities deserve beaded crowns to become more respected in the comity of other monarchs across the state, are also happy with the governor.”