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Olubadan warns land grabbers

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has declared land and boundary disputes as the most pressing challenge he is facing as a monarch. He went on ahead to warn land grabbers.

The first class monarch, who received the Prof. TaoheedAdedoja-led Olubadan Advisory Committee at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace over the weekend warned land grabbers to steer clear of Ibadan in their own interests.

Oba Adetunji wondered why land disputes had assumed such a worrisome dimension in recent times.

“We have a Ghana-must-go bag full of land petitions in the palace. It is from this bag that we take out land petitions that we discuss on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week subject to availability of time.

“A couple of times, we have had to approach the National Archives,” he said.

According to him, almost every local government in the city and Ibadan metropolis is affected, making the application of stiffer penalty by the government against land trespass and defrauding of the unwary and innocent people imperative.

Adedoja, who was a former minister of Special Duties and Sports, congratulated Oba Adetunji on his first coronation anniversary.

He prayed to God to give him long life.

Mogaji Mogannna Lere Adigun, an engineer,  who prayed to God to grant the Olubadan more wisdom to discharge his responsibilities, stated that since the monarch inaugurated the advisory committee over a year ago, they had been working on various ideas that would make Oba Adetunji’s reign successful.

The committee’s deputy chairman, Niyi Ajewole, stated that a biography of the 41st Olubadan will soon be completed and publicly presented.”

Source: The Nation

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