Onasanya Urges Local Government Ministry to Prioritize Welfare Of Royal Fathers

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Mr. Kehinde Olufemi Onasanya, new Head of Service, Ogun State

Ogun State Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Kehinde Onasanya said the state government will continue to put in place policies that strengthen the institution of Obaship.

This, according to him, is because the institution represents the custom, tradition, and beliefs of a people and must be given pride of place.

Onasanya spoke when he received in his office the Management Team of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, led by its Permanent Secretary, Dr. Rotimiolu Akinlesi, who paid a felicitation visit to him.

He appreciated the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona for the initiative of the Oba Sikiru Adetona College of Governance, which just received the approval of the Federal Government to be affiliated with the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos

Onasanya urged royal fathers in the state to keep partnering with the government to initiate landmark projects, thus emulating the Awujale.

“I want to laud the Ministry for playing a stabilising role between the government and the people, especially at the grassroots. I also want to thank you for keeping up to your responsibilities of the welfare and elevation of the traditional council, continue to see to their wellbeing, and rededicate yourselves to duties,” he said.

The HoS also charged members of staff of the ministry to continue to initiate policies that will engender more development at the local government level.

Earlier in his remarks, Dr. Akinlesi reeled out the activities of the ministry to include mediation, project monitoring and evaluation, synergy between the state government, the local government areas and the people as well as welfare of all, especially its members of staff with the recent enrollment of all into the Ogun State Health Insurance Scheme.

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