Panel recommends Folami as Kirikiri community leader
Panel recommends Folami as Kirikiri community leader
A committee set up by the Lagos State Government has recommended Chief Anthony  Folami  for the stool of Baale of Kirikiri, in the Oriade Local Council Development Area.

A report signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Mrs K. M. Sanyaolu,  and received by our correspondent on Sunday  said  the decision of the panel followed “painstaking deliberation and examination of the Obas and Chiefs Law of the state, as well as the Customary Law of the community.

It added that the committee identified two ruling houses as those eligible to produce candidates for the stool – the Agunbiade, and Folami ruling houses.

“It was agreed that, although there was no written declaration, the customs and traditions of the community should be adhered to and the absence of written declaration will not nullify decision of the  community properly taken in line with their customs and traditions,” the report reads partly.

It stated that the stool fell under the state Oba and Chiefs law which made provision for the appointment of a customary chief under which the stool fell.

“In conclusion, it was agreed by the committee that the appointment of Chief Anthony Babatunde Folami was validly made and his installation as the Baale of Kirikiri community should be respected, upheld and accepted by the Oba Alahun of Imore, Oriade Local Council Development Area and the state,” the report added.

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