Tension As Ogun State Commissioner For Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko Approves The Appointment Of An Owu Man, Sodeinde As Olu Of Iju Ota, Awori Land

The Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko has approved the appointment of a 90 year old Owu man, Sodeinde as the Olu of Iju Ota, Awori land.

In a letter dated 3rd of November, 2017 and signed by the Director of Chieftaincy Affairs approves Sodeinde as a Coronet Oba of Iju land.

The first paragraph of the letter reads, “I have the greatest pleasure to inform Kabiyesi that in accordance with subsections (1) and (2) of section 2 of the Chiefs laws of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006, the Government of Ogun State of Nigeria has approved your appointment as the first Olu of Iju- Otta, in Iju/Atan/Ilogbo Local Council Development Area with effect from 2nd November, 2017”.

It will be recalled that few months ago, State Government’s delegation played host to the Olota in council which consists of Chief B.Osunlabu, the Ekerin of Ota, Chief Sikiru Anibire, the Onikosi of Ota, Chief Clement Akinyemi, the Ajana of Ijana Ota, Chief Isiaka Idowu, Balogun of Ota and Chief Wadud Deinde, the Akogun of Oruba Ota. It was said at the meeting by the State Government’s delegation that they are prepared to upgrade the four quarters Chiefs in Ota to the position of Coronet Obas and that will come as a bait to install Sodeinde as the Olu of Iju Ota. They further stressed that this is the best time to carry out such plan in that the position of Olota of Ota is not currently occupied. In addition, Sodeinde is only a 90 year old and his span as an Oba will soon come to an end. More so, they are ready to create two ruling houses in Iju Ota, which are Owu and Ota ruling houses.

 VOA reliably gathered that the approval letter to commence the installation process of the next Olota of Ota has also been released by the Ministry.

Dissatisfaction has thus far been expressed over the development as indigenes of the town vowed to seek legal redress if their peaceful demonstration which they are prepared to stage against the decision is not effective.

All efforts to get the Commissioner in order to speak on the matter proved abortive as he has not responded to the message being sent to him as at press time.

5 thoughts on “Tension As Ogun State Commissioner For Local Government And Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko Approves The Appointment Of An Owu Man, Sodeinde As Olu Of Iju Ota, Awori Land

  • November 8, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I reserve my comment for now,l believe it will never happen.

    • November 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Are we sure there is no hidden agenda to this arraignment ? Personal interest must not over ride Otta Awori interest . Olofin Adimula intervene Baba ! Ilogbo Ashowo , you are all concern sir , onijoko of ijoko , Otta matter is your business sir, Kabiyesi ooooo !

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:48 am

    The Governor should reciprocate the corronet oba in owu,Abeokuta by having two rulling houses of the owu and Awori to show the world how sensible he is,however to put the record straight the comissioner for chieftancy shouldnt be blamed since he only act on directives of the executive Governor,my candid advice fot my people of the Awori clan is to approach the court for redress in other to avoid any forms of violent in the community

  • January 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Pls commissioner…when is the OGSG going to approve the approval of the baale of Araromiobe has a coronet oba under opeji LCDA…


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