Oyo gov gets sole authority to give chiefs beaded crowns


The governor of Oyo State now has sole discretionary authority, without recourse to the state Council of Obas and Chiefs, to specify the chieftaincies holders of which are entitled to wear beaded crowns.

However, those persons elevated to wear beaded crown from Baales to Minor chiefs are mandated to continue to pay obeisance to their prescribed or consenting authority.

These are key parts of a bill to amend the Chiefs Law, Cap 28, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000, passed into law, on Wednesday.

The passage of the bill into law followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Local Government and State Honors, headed by Honourable Akintunde Olajide, at plenary.

As passed,…

Source: Nigerian Tribune