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Oyo Governor approves Symbolic Beads and Staff for Monarchs

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has recently authorized significant changes within the traditional leadership landscape of the state. In an official statement released by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, it was disclosed that two traditional rulers, namely the Onifiditi of Fiditi, Oba Sikiru Akanni Oyelese, and the Elempe of Tapa, Oba Titilola Oyekanmi Sunday, will receive staffs of office and beaded crowns, symbolizing their symbolic positions within their communities.

Furthermore, Governor Makinde has extended his approval to the appointment of Chief Akindele Sunday Olukayode as the new Baale of Awaye Town in Egbeda Local Government Area. This decision, rooted in the legal framework outlined in the Chiefs Law of Oyo State, underscores the governor’s commitment to upholding traditional institutions and ensuring effective governance across the state.

Additionally, the governor’s directive includes the elevation of 12 Part III (Minor) Chiefs in Oyo Town to Part III Recognized Chieftaincies. This elevation reiterates the recognition of their contributions and roles within their respective communities, further solidifying the fabric of traditional leadership across Oyo State.

The statement further delineates the specific elevations, including the Elepe of Isheke, Onaisokun of Oyoland, Baale Idoode, Baale Gudugbu, Baale Ojongbodu, Baale Akeetan, Baale Apaara, Baale Aguo, Baale Ajagba, Olotefon of Otefon, Baale of Agooja, and the Baale Imeleke of Oyo.

IMAGE: Oyo Affairs

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