The Osun State Government has approved the appointment of six traditional rulers in the state.

The appointments, according to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi on Wednesday, formed part of the decisions arrived at during the first State Executive Council meeting of 2024.

Governor Ademola Adeleke chaired the meeting.

The statement also indicated that all the appointments are with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the traditional rulers are; “Prince Haastrup Adeola Ojo as Aloro of Iloro-Ijesha in Atakunmosa East Local Government.

“Prince Mark Adeniyi Ajewole as Onise of Ise-Ijesa also in Atakunmosa East Local Government.

“Prince Adekunle Waheed Babatunde as Elende of Eko Ende in Ifelodun North Local Council Development Area.

“Other newly appointed Obas are
Prince Sulaimon Adebayo Olalekan as Olu of Alajue in Ede East Local Council Development Area; Prince Badmos Rafiu Omotoso as Alagbeye of Agbeye in Odo Otin South Local Council Development Area; and Prince Johnson Oyewale Ajiboye as Olola of Ola in Ejigbo West Local Council Development Area.”

The Council meeting also approved the elevation of 11 more traditional rulers in Osun State to a Part II (Recognised) Status of the Chief Law, Cap 25, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

“The newly elevated Obas include:
Olu Ilu Oba Oyeyemi Town in Egbedore Local Government; Alayetoro of Ayetoro Ijesa, Onikajola of Kajola Bowaje-Ijesa, Olorogoji of Orogoji-Ijesa, in Atakunmosa East Local Government; Onimelu of Ifemelu -Ifewara; Alarunde of Arunde Ifewara; Esemo of Iyemogun ( Atakumosa West Local Government); Olosuntedo of Osuntedo( Ejigbo Local Government) ; Olu of Araromi-Owu; Olu of Akiriboto-Isale(Ayedaade Local Government; and Onijimo of Ijimo-Ijesha.”

All the elevations are with immediate effect.

The statement added that the Council however stepped down consideration of the Koka kingship stool.

The Council directed an investigation and correction of alleged abnormalities and irregularities in the selection process.

Osun Govt approves appointment of traditional rulers

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