Establish Chieftaincy Affairs Ministry, Appoint Monarchs Ministers — Oluwo Of Iwo
Establish Chieftaincy Affairs Ministry, Appoint Monarchs Ministers — Oluwo Of Iwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has urged President Bola Tinubu to consider establishing the Federal Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs and appoint a distinguished royal father as the minister in charge.

According to Oba Akanbi, the creation of such a ministry would provide constitutional recognition for royal fathers and enable them to play an active role within the democratic governance system.

In a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Alli Ibrahim, the monarch referred to the historical example of the Western Region Government, which established the Western House of Chiefs and assigned ministerial portfolios to first-class monarchs.

By adopting a similar approach, the Federal Government can empower and integrate royal fathers into the governance structure, thus strengthening the traditional institution’s influence and relevance.

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“We call on the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, under the leadership of President Ahmed Tinubu, to actively and directly involve traditional rulers in his administration through the establishment of the Federal Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs.

“Creating the ministry will give a constitutional role, empower the traditional institution, endear monarchs to democratic participation, and strengthen grassroots mobilization and participation with all-inclusive dividends of democracy.

“The government of the old Western Region involved traditional rulers effectively. The first-class monarchs among us were appointed as ministers without portfolios. The throne of Oluwo was one

“The minister for the ministry should be a first-class monarch appointed on a rotational basis amongst the six geopolitical zones of the country.

“The government is urged to consider the suggestion to make a change in our democratic arrangement,” he said.


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