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Oba Odutala Urges FG To Create House Of Chiefs To Solve Insurgence

The Federal government has been advised to establish House of Chiefs to end insurgency rocking the country.

The Onibudo of Ayetoro Budo Ota, Ogun State, Oba Adewunmi Adeniji Odutala made this appeal during the Festival of Praise held at the palace of Onibudo on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Oba Odutala emphasized that, the creation of House of Chiefs through legislation would allow for more responsibilities and roles for traditional rulers in the country.

The monarch also stressed that establishing House of Chiefs would give constitutional roles for traditional rulers and serves as motivation by not only curtailing insecurity in their various domains, but put them at advantage position in complimenting efforts of the government for better security architecture.

Oba Odutala further stated that traditional institutions have big roles to play in curtailing insecurity in the country, but blamed the government for reducing the functions of the traditional rulers to mere ceremonial office.

The Onibudo was of the opinion that not until government create roles for the traditional rulers in Nigeria’s constitution, the incessant security challenges facing the nation would remain unchecked.

According to the monarch,” the Royal Fathers have big roles to play. The government has made Royal fathetrs ceremonial. Until we acknowledge the role of the Royal Fathers, Nigeria will continue to experience insecurity.

“We have no constitutional role, until the government respects the position of Royal Fathers and stop politicizing it, not until this is done, the security situation will continue to worsen.”

Oba Odutala stressed that, “The government needs royyal Fathers to tackle insecurity. Please, give us House of Chiefs, I am appealing to the government to give us House of Chiefs so that we can be more responsible to complement efforts of the government”.

The monarch prayed for the country and success of the coming general election while assuring that 2023 would be more peaceful anld it will herald new leadership into the country.

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