Oyo state govt suspends popular traditional ruler

GodGift Ifunanya
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The Oyo government has suspended Oba Gbolagade Babalola (Gbadewolu I) as the Onido of Ido in Ido local government area of the state.

The government, in a letter dated 2nd of February, 2024 and signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, indicated that Governor Seyi Makinde approved the suspension on 1st of February, 2024.

Part of the letter read: “I wish to inform you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State of Nigeria, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sub-section 1&2 of Section 26 of the Chiefs Law, Cap. 28 Vol I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000 and by virtue of all other enabling powers in that regard, has approved your suspension as the Onido of Ido in the area of authority of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.”

It directed Oba Babalola to hand over all government properties in his possession to the chairman of Ido local government.The letter, however, did not state the offence committed by the monarch or how long the suspension would last.

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