By Kunle Adedoyin
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has set up a committee to review the recent appointments, installation and promotions of traditional rulers by the immediate Ibikunle Amosun administration in the state.
Mr. Kunle Somorin, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, in a statement, said Abiodun named the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, as chairman of the committee.
Other members are Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya; Elepe of Epe, Sagamu, Oba Adewale Osiberu; Aro of Egbaland, High Chief Yinka Kufile; and former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Babajide Oyeti.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Lanre Osota, would serve as secretary of the committee.
The State House of Assembly had passed a resolution nullifying the last-minute appointments, promotion and installation of traditional rulers by the Amosun government.
The governor said part of the committee’s terms of reference was to “determine on a case-by-case basis whether such appointments or promotions were in accordance with the extant laws of Ogun State and due process”.
The statement also said the committee would “identify the obas and chiefs whose appointments or promotions fall within the review period as contained in the recent resolution of the Ogun State House of Assembly”.
The committee will also make recommendations to the state government after concluding work.