December 23, 2015

Chieftaincy tussles: Tribunal underway in Ogun

Chieftaincy tussles: Tribunal underway in Ogun

By Daud Olatunji

Abeokuta—The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Ogun State, Chief Olajide Ojuko has said that the state government is considering the establishment of a chieftaincy tribunal in response to the challenges affecting the traditional institution in the state.

Ojuko disclosed this while defending the ministry’s 2016 budget at the House of Assembly.

He said there are a lot of chieftaincy issues the proposed tribunal would look into in order to forestall breakdown of law and order.

In addition, Ojuko noted that the tribunal if established would put an end to the delay being experienced when resolving such disputes.

Similarly, the state government yesterday said it had approved the payment of December salaries and a 10 per cent bonus to all civil servants in the state.

Briefing newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, said the payment was done to ensure that civil servants celebrate christmas without financial hassles.

Adeoluwa, who was flanked by the Commissioner for Finance Mr. Wale Osinowo, and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dayo Adeneye, said local government workers, those in the Judicial Service Commission and other agencies of government were paid.