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Adeleke announces support package for monarchs | Headline News

The governor meets with party elders as Osun PDP moves towards reconciliation with wronged party members.

In recognition of traditional rulers, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has announced an integrated support package for the Obas Council as a pillar of the people’s government.

Mr. Adeleke, who disclosed this yesterday, during his second strategic consultation meeting with the royal fathers, said that under the leadership of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, he listened carefully to the suggestions and proposals of the king. , then announced plans for the Provincial Council. Obas.

The governor said his team prioritized royal institutions first because service delivery is best facilitated by royal fathers. Mr. Adeleke also disclosed that despite the difficult financial situation, his administration has prepared a support package for traditional rulers which is already being implemented. We will work on town development through public-private collaboration through Town Day celebrations.

“Medical support for fathers will also be expanded. The possibility of joining health insurance, similar to state pensioners, will also be considered.

“We have already increased royal seating permits, which have been implemented across the state.

“We are seriously addressing the issue of new cars for traditional rulers. In this regard, we are gradually fulfilling the true aspirations of our fathers.

“However, it is my great honor to announce the establishment of a befitting Obas Council Secretariat in the state during the first term of our government. It will equip you perfectly for full recognition.”

The governor promised to elevate obas, review the observance law, release a white paper on some royal powers, and address the controversy over the role of royal fathers in state governance.

In a separate development, Mr. Adeleke sought to strengthen the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State by meeting with party leaders to “establish a new PDP where all party members will have a sense of belonging towards collective success.” I promised. ”

A statement by the governor's spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, yesterday revealed that party elders were present at a series of strategic meetings held on Tuesday night. Rashid said party board members and other important leaders of the government and party were present at the meeting.


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