I won’t interfere in Ibadan traditional chieftaincy system – Gov. Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn)
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (Seyi Makinde on LinkedIn)

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday promised not to interfere in the Ibadan traditional chieftaincy system, but work to achieve its desired goals.

The governor gave the assurance during the 86th birthday anniversary and chieftaincy celebration of Theresa Oyekanmi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

Mrs Oyekanmi was recently installed as the 14th Iyalode of Ibadan land after the demise of Aminat Abiodun.

Mr Makinde was represented by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Funmi Orisadeyi.

“As your son, I am reassuring you of my support for the progress of Ibadan.

“Let me re-state that I will not interfere in the Ibadan traditional chieftaincy system,” he said.

He solicited the support of traditional institutions across the state for his administration in transforming the state.

The governor congratulated the new Iyalode of Ibadanland, praying that she would live long.

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Saliu Adetunji, also prayed that his reign and that of the Iyalode would last long and bring the desired growth to Ibadan land.

The event was attended by prominent sons and daughters of Ibadan land as well as associations.

Among the dignitaries are Lekan Balogun, Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land; High Lekan Alabi, Agbaakin of Ibadan land; and Sarafadeen Alli, a former Secretary to Oyo State Government.

(NAN)

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