Towards maintaining sanity and sanctity of traditional institutions, as well as ensuring that only people of pedigree and integrity are installed as Chiefs in the Communities, traditional rulers in Ogun State have been advised to always obtain permission before conferring traditional titles on their Subjects.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko gave this advice during the 2018 budget assessment visit by the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
He highlighted that the Ministry has concluded the compilation exercise for all village Chiefs in the State, adding that a comprehensive database of Baales in the State has been generated through the twenty (20) Local Government and thirty seven (37) Local Council Development Areas in the State.
Ojuko noted that, as part of efforts to restore peace and tranquillity to the Society, the Ministry has re-organised and energized the Zonal Commands of the State Vigilante Service to Social Community and Safety Corps (So Safe Corps) for improved result in complementing the efforts of the Nigerian Police in combating crime in the State.
The Commissioner explained that the establishment of Vigilante Service of Ogun State Academy in Ilaro was geared towards ensuring the capability of the organisation in maintaining peace and order for smooth operations.
Responding, the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Hon. Tunde Sanusi appreciated the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led Administration , for prompt payment of salaries of Local Government Staff and Teachers in all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas, thus preventing incessant Strike actions.
He also commended the upgrading of some traditional rulers from Coronet Monarchs and coronet rulers to Part ii Obas across the traditional Councils.