The Ekiti State Government has granted autonomy to Odo Oja Community
in Ikere Ekiti and subsequently recognised its traditional head, the
Olukere, as an Oba.

This was consequent upon the implementation of the White Paper of the
Chieftaincy Review Commission led by Justice Babajide Aladejana which
found merit in the application of the Odo Oja Community of Ikere Ekiti
as an autonomous town.

According to a statement on Friday signed by the Executive Secretary
of the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Adegboyega Morakinyo, the
Odo Oja Community of Ikere Ekiti submitted a memorandum to the
Commission which recommended it as an independent town and Olukere as
its Oba.

“The Odo Oja Community of Ikere Ekiti submitted a memorandum to the
Commission including an application for recognition as an autonomous
town and its traditional head as an Oba.

“The Commission found merit in the application and further affirmed
the eligibility of the Odo Oja Community to be recognized as an
autonomous town and its traditional head as Oba.

“In furtherance of the ongoing review of the implementation of the
White Paper on the report of the Commission, Government has revisited
the recommendation on the application of the Odo Oja Community of
Ikere Ekiti.

“Government accepts the recommendation of the Commission. The Odo Oja
Community of Ikere Ekiti is accordingly granted autonomous status and
its traditional head-Olukere is hereby recognised as an Oba.”

 

 

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