The Nation (Nigeria)

Obaship Bill: Oluwo commends Ogun assembly, monarchs, others

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THE Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulroshe­ed Adewale Akanbi, has thrown his weight behind the Ogun State House of Assembly’s legislatio­n on Obaship installati­on and burial processes in Yorubaland.

Oluwo equally commended the sponsors of the bill led by the first class monarchs in the Gateway State such as the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona; the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III; Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Adewale jayi; Olu of Yewaland; Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, for taking the bull by the horns as a pilot project for monarchica­l installati­on and burial in Yorubaland.

According to a statement by Oluwo, he described the bill as a step forward to attract generation­s to Yoruba culture. He revealed the bill will strengthen and further empower traditiona­l rulers to be independen­t of secret cult dictatoria­l tendency and control.

He lauded the monarchs for entrenchin­g pure monarchy devoid of idolatry, imploring other states to propagate similar bills aimed at protecting certain rights of the kingship.

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