Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has given Staff of Office and Instruments of Appointments to five monarchs recently elevated to Obaship status in the State.
Akeredolu had implemented the recommendation of the Justice Chris Ajama Judicial Commission of inquiry into Chieftaincy Matters by recognising and upgrading 62 Chiefs to status of an Oba.
The Obas, who got the Staff of Office and Instrument of Office were Oba Olowoniyi Adeniyi Abejoye the Olurokun of Irokun, Oba Olatuga Anthony Anjorin the Orunmija of Idigbengben and Oba Kalejaye Rotimi Williams, the Monehin of Obinehin, the Iresi of Osi Kingdom, Oba Olajide David Okunato and Oba J.K Ajomole, the Ojogbabriaka of Ilado Community.
Akeredolu was represented by his Deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa, at Irokun, Idigbengben and Obinehin.
At Ilado and Isi, the Governor was represented by his Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, Hon Akinwumi Sowore.
Akeredolu said he elevated the Obas to address several disputes and agitations as well as ensure lasting peace in the different communities.
He said his actions were pointer to government’s belief in the efficacy of traditional institution as a vehicle for promoting peace, harmony and unity among the people.