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Osun monarch backs LG autonomy

The Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, on Monday, praised the state governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for his desire to give local government areas in the state autonomy.

He gave the praise in a statement signed by him and obtained by our correspondent in Osogbo.

Oba Akanbi, who also lauded Adeleke’s decision to open the state’s account books to the royal fathers at their monthly meeting, said the action demonstrated that the governor recognises the essential responsibilities monarchs play in managing state affairs.

The statement read in part, “I don’t know where he got the wisdom of having a meeting with the traditional institution to commence his administration, but I know such must be a divine wisdom from God. He is starting on a good note by recognising the traditional institution.

“Equally, the governor deserves another commendation for his pledge to grant autonomy to local government administrations in Osun State.

“Doing so will restore confidence in local government and extend the dividends of democracy to the grassroots.”

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