By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo
Iwo Traditional Council under the headship of the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on Governor Ademola Adeleke to lift his executive order on some monarchs who have been allegedly denied their entitlements.
The appeal was contained in a communique issued by the Council on Tuesday shortly after the monthly its meeting held at Oluwo Palace in Iwo, Osun State.
The Council disclosed the three monarchs have not been given salary and other entitlements due to their office from the State Government, urging the Governor to consider the affected monarchs by lifting the restrictions.
They stated that the order affected three monarchs in Iwo Traditional Council Olupo, Alawuje and Alaya.
They, however commended Governor Adeleke over various projects inaugurated to mark his 100days in office.
The Council described Governor Adeleke as Godsent to the good people of Osun, saying his governance has brought hope to the people of the State through dividends of democracy in form of facilities such as road construction, boreholes water, free medical outreach, rural electrification, insurance scheme and payment of salary arrears.
“We, the members of Iwo Traditional Council under our leader, the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, is commending Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke for various facilities and projects inaugurated to mark his 100-day in office.
“We have felt his government and governance in road construction, portable water, rural electrification, medical outreach flag off in Iwo, millions of naira for Small scale businesses and payment of salary arrears. He is God sent to the good people of Osun State. We pray for a successful tenure in office.
“However, we call on Governor Adeleke to suspend his executive order on some monarchs in Osun State. The order is tantamount to slowing down the monarchical administration of the affected cities. We appeal to Gov. Adeleke return the full paraphernalia of kingship and honour Iwo Traditional Council by suspending the order.
“The affected monarchs are not too pleased. Even at salary, monarchs are striving to survive. And we don’t want our traditional rulers to engage in land grabbing/sales. We beg your good office to consider our plea by granting our modest request,” the communique added.