IBADAN – The popular saying – “Mogaji Ibadan bii Oba ibomiran ni”, connotes the fact that Ibadan Mogajis surpass some other towns kings.
This fact is buttressed by the large population of men/women, economic resources, such as lands (in the city and less city) presided over by Mogajis and their appointed subordinates, Baales, practical experiences as members of Local Government Traditional Councils, Native Courts etc.
The time-honoured Ibadan Traditional Chieftaincy System ensures that by the time an Ibadan Mogaji goes through the above-explained ladder to become a Senior Chief not to talk of becoming an High Chief, he is highly schooled in administrative, cultural, traditional, financial affairs.
Yesterday, I resumed duties, as it were, at the Ibadan South East Local Government Traditional Council (IBSELGTC) Mapo, following my recent posting from the Ibadan North Local Government Traditional Council (Agodi) back to the IBSELGTC (Mapo) from where I was posted out to Agodi, ten years ago.
As stated above earlier, experience is never bought, nor sold, but acquired with time and practice.
Kindly see the almanac here, as the emperical evidences of my post.
*Senior Chief ‘Lekan Alabi, the Maye of Olubadan of Ibadanland writes from Ibadan.