Ondo Govt’s Approval Of Chieftaincy Titles In Irokun, Obinehin, Idigbengben, Araromi Seaside Illegal – Ogun Govt. Warns
Ogun state government says its attention has been drawn to a recent press statement by the Ondo State Government signed by the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, purportedly approving the installation of traditional rulers in IROKUN, OBINEHIN, IDIGBENGBEN and ARAROMI SEASIDE communities in the ogun waterside local government area.
This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Ogun state commissioner for information and strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile on Wednesday.
According to Odusile, the press statement by the Ondo government has expectedly been generating concern within the peace-loving communities in Ogun State.
He said “the Ogun State Government wish to state categorically as follows:
“That IROKUN. OBINEHIN, IDIGBENGBEN and ARAROMI SEASIDE communities are bonafide communities recognized by law as situated in Ogun State.”
“That official legal documents dating back to the colonial era and re-affirmed by relevant agencies of the Federal Government attest to this fact.”
“That the Ogun State Government is the only authority that can confer and recognize any chieftaincy title(s) in the communities mentioned above, being legally part of Ogun State; and The attention of the National Boundary Commission is called to the press statement issued by the Ondo State Government; and the commission is hereby urged to take note and act accordingly in line with extant laws and relevant documents.”
Odusile however urged all indigenes and residents of IROKUN, OBINEHIN, IDIGBENGBEN and ARAROMI SEASIDE communities in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state to continue to go about their businesses peacefully and lawfully as the issue is being handled at the highest level of government in Ogun and Ondo states.
“We equally call on the Law enforcement agencies to take note and act accordingly to prevent any breakdown of law and order”.