The council of elders of the Yoruba community in Kogi State have appealed to the state government to consider the Oba stool for the seven Yoruba-speaking states resident in Kogi as important as other traditional institutions.
According to them, since Chief Bello Audu Oke, a Yoruba monarch in Kogi had been installed by the late Prince Abubakar Audu in 2000, he has been without any allowance or impress to administer his office, a situation the chairman of the council, Chief Gabriel Bamidele, said is long overdue.
He advised the government to address the anomaly as the Yorubas have been loyal and peaceful.
Another council member, Chief Bashiru Agboola, indicated that the Oba has been working hard to complement the efforts of government in the area of insecurity. “The Oba should be empowered to do more in ensuring there is peace and harmony in his area.”
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