Ibadan Mogajis, Chiefs Other Stakeholders Raise Alarm Over Issuance of LG Identification to Non-indigenes 

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Traditional rulers, family heads (Mogajis), Baales and Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) have resolved that henceforth, process for issuing Local Government Identification Certificate in all the eleven Local Governments in Ibadanland must include signatories from them with approval by the Olubadan of Ibadanland.

They said either a Mogaji, Baale, Royal Highness and Traditional leaders must sign before such certificate can be issued by any local government officials.

A statement jointly issued by President of Ibadan Mogajis, Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori and Coordinator, Ibadan Compound Peace Initiative, Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade after a meeting held at Ibadan House, Oke-Aremo stated that this will checkmate non-indigienes from collecting Local Government Identification in Ibadanland.

At the meeting were the representative of family heads (Mogajis) in Ibadanland, Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori, President-General, Central Council of Ibadan Indigienes (CCII), Chief Niyi Ajewole, representives of Ibadan Baale, Baale F.B Ige, representive of Royal Highness, Oniladutan of Ladutan in Ona-Ara Local Government and Coordinator, Ibadan Compound Peace Initiative, Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade among others.

The step, according to them becomes necessary to curb issuance of Local Government Identification Certificate to non-Indigenes at the expense of original Ibadan sons and daughters.

The statement alleged that some officials of Local Governments in Ibadanland have turned Local Government Identification Certificate issuance to money making venture by issuing it to non-Indigenes.

“They issue it once money exchange hands and this is disenfranchising millions of Ibadan Indigenes who are original residents.

“Local Government Identification has become pure water in all eleven local governments across Ibadan as Local Government officials don’t usually confirm indigeneship of those seeking for it before giving it to them.

“We want to stop some unscrupulous people at the local governments perpetrating this evil.”

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