Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has set up a tripartite committee that would review the existing Chiefs Law of the State.
The committee would involve a representative from members of the State Executive Council, Legislature and Traditional Council.
Oyetola expressed faith in the review of the Chiefs’ law, saying “it would further strengthen the traditional institution which has been our vision as a government.”
He said this while receiving the proposed letter written by members of the State Traditional Council of Obas, aimed at affecting the review of the State Chiefs’ Law, at the Government House, Osogbo on Sunday.
The existing Law, according to Oyetola, has its own challenges and has been causing a lot of crisis as to enthronement of monarchs, among other chieftaincy-related matters.
“We understand the little crisis in some towns, but we hope with this move and with the support from the Federal Government, it will be a thing of the past,” Oyetola said.
Lauding the move by the traditional rulers, Oyetola said the initiative would go a long way to permanently find a possible and lasting solution to some of the challenges attributed to kingship and chieftaincy in the State.
According to the Governor, “most of these laws are obsolete and we welcome the idea of the tripartite committee that you have come up with. It is our hope that this would further strengthen the traditional institution which has been our vision as a government.”