OYO Government Suspends Popular Oba

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THE Oyo State Government on Friday, February 2, 2024 suspended the Onido of Ido, Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola (Gbadewolu I) in Ido Local Government Area of the State.


The Government, in a letter dated 2nd of February, 2024, signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, indicated that Governor ‘Seyi Makinde approved the suspension on 1st of February, 2024.



This was contained in a circular signed by Sulaimon Olanrewaju
Special Adviser (Media) to Oyo State Governor available to SOJ WORLDWIDE.

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The reason for the suspension was not stated in the Press Release but a source told SOJ WORLDWIDE that it has to do with illegal mining in his domain.


“I wish to inform you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State of Nigeria, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sub-section 1&2 of Section 26 of the Chiefs Law, Cap. 28 Vol I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000 and by virtue of all other enabling powers in that regard, has approved your suspension as the Onido of Ido in the area of authority of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State,” the letter read in part.

It directed Oba Babalola to hand over all government properties in his possession to the chairman of Ido Local Government.”

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