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Kola-Daisi Instructs Oluyole LG To Pay Olubadan’s Outstanding Salary


One of the newly elevated Ibadan monarchs, Oba Abiodun Kola-Daisi, has taken the lead in the release of the withheld allowances of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

Kola-Daisi, who is the Ekerin Olubadan of Ibadanland and chairman of Oluyole Local Government Traditional Council, instructed the council to pay the arrears today.

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Oba Adetunji had alerted the public to the action of the beaded monarchs.

The elevated monarchs had also dared the Olubadan, saying that they deliberately withhold the allowances of the monarch because he does not recognize them.

Each of the 11 Ibadan local government areas, manned by the high chiefs turned monarchs, is expected to pay the Olubadan a monthly allowance.

Oba Kola-Daisi, in a letter to Oba Kola Adegbola, Ekarun Olubadan of Ibadanland, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, said he had instructed the secretariat of his local government (Oluyole) to go ahead and release the withheld allowances due to Oba Adetunji.

In the letter, Oba Kola-Daisi recalled the resolution of the Obas in 2017, saying, “Please, recall that at one of our meetings during the month of September 17th at Mapo Hall, a resolution was passed to the effect that we should instruct our various Local Government Council Secretariats to henceforth suspend the monthly allowances and emoluments that were being paid to His Imperial Majesty, the Olubadan of Ibadanland.”

He further stated that in Oluyole Local Government Traditional Council where he “acts as the chairman on behalf of Olubadan of Ibadanland”, he had, based on the 2017 resolution, accumulated as much as N900,000.00 which the council must now pay to the Olubadan based on his (Oba Daisi’s) instruction.

According to him, “I have had a deep reflection and reasoning on this action ever since and I have come to the conclusion that in as much as the Olubadan is the authority by which I have the privilege to sit as the acting chairman at the traditional council meetings, it is not proper to undermine or jeopardise the authority and deny or withhold the entitlements that are due to His Imperial Majesty, The Olubadan of Ibadanland.”

He counselled his colleague Obas to toe his line, saying, “In addition, and with supreme humility, I suggest that a similar step should be taken by all other traditional councils on the basis that a delegate/trustee can never assume superior authority over his principal, especially when as, in our own case, we have no independent identity, except as individual members of the Olubadan-in-Council.”

He averred that the step being taken and advocated was ”the spirit and intent of the historic reforms of the visionary governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, and a step in the direction of achieving an amicable settlement of the unwanted current dislocations.

“To continue in the present stance savours of nothing, but a conspiracy by his junior Kabiyesis against the highest traditional authority in Ibadanland bequeathed to us by our most noble ancestors,” he added.

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