The Oyo State Government has approved beaded crowns and coronets for 48 obas across the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in rhe state, Toye Arulogun, stated on Wednesday that 26 monar hs will wear beaded crown, while the remaining 22 will wear coronets.
According to him, over 100 applications were received for Beaded Crowns from all the geo-political zones of the state.
He said in a statement tha the approval was in line with the exercise of powers conferred on the Governor by Section 28(1) of the Chiefs Law Cap 28, Vol. 1 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria and by virtue of all other powers enabling in that behalf.
The statement added that the approval has been gazetted with Oyo State Notice No. 20-67 of Oyo State of Nigeria Gazette No. 3, Vol. 43 published 29th March, 2018 and endorsed under the Governor’s Command by the Secretary to the State Government, Ishmael Olalekan Alli.
Arulogun disclosed that the decision was taken after due consultation in a meeting with members of the Council of Obas and Chiefs. According to him, the consultative meeting was attended by 23 Obas and Chiefs led by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, saying that three of the Obas could not attend due to old age while the other three others did not attend for different reasons.
He said the consultative meeting unanimously stepped down the approval for six chiefs, promising that further approvals will be issued in due course.
He pointed out that the elevation of the Baales stepped down would go for further consultations noting that what the Chiefs Law requires is consultation of the council and not approval.
List of beaded crown obas:
the Alajaawa of Ajaawa in Ogo-Oluwa Local Government (LG) area
the Aale of Oke’Lerin in Ogbomoso North LG
the Onijabata of Jabata in Surulere LG
the Onigbeti of Igbeti in Olorunsogo LG
the Ajoriiwin of Irawo in Atisbo LG
the Asawo of Ayete in Ibarapa North LG
the Obalufon of Sepeteri in Saki East LG
the Oluigbo of Igbojaye ( Itesiwaju LG)
the Olokaka of Okaka ( Itesiwaju LG)
the Eleyinpo of Ipapo (Itesiwaju LG)
the Oloje of Oje-Owode in Saki East LG
the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland in Ibadan South East LG
the Balogun of Ibadanland in Ibadan North East LG
the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland in Ibadan South West LG
the Otun Balogun of Ibadanland in Ona-Ara LG
the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland in Ibadan North LG
the Ashipa Olubadan of Ibadanland in Ibadan North West
the Ashipa Balogun of Ibadanland in Akinyele LG
the Ekerin Olubadan of Ibadanland in Oluyole LG
the Ekerin Balogun of Ibadanland in Ido LG
the Ekarun Balogun of Ibadanland in Egbeda LG
the Ekarun Olubadan of Ibadanlan in Lagelu LG
the Elempe of Tapa in Ibarapa North
the Oniware of Iware (Afijio LG)
the Oni Fiditi of Fiditi (Afijio LG)
the Onimini of Imini (Afijio LG
Coronet wearing Obas:
Onijaiye of Ijaiye (Akinyele LG)
Oniroko of Iroko (Akinyele LG)
Onikereku of Ikereku (Akinyele LG)
Ololodo of Olodo (Egbeda LG)
Elerunmu of Erunmu (Egbeda LG)
Elegbeda of Egbeda (Egbeda LG)
Onido of Ido (Ido LG)
Alakufo of Akufo (Ido LG)
Oloke of Okelade-Okin (Ido LG)
the Olomi of Omi-Adio (Ido LG)
Alawotan of Awotan (Ido LG)
Olofa-Igbo of Ofa Igbo (Lagelu LG)
Onilagun of Lagun (Lagelu LG)
Onilalupon of Lalupon (Lagelu LG)
Onilegbon of Ile-Igbon (Lagelu LG)
Ologburo of Ogburo (Lagelu LG)
Elejioku of Ejioku (Lagelu LG)
Alaba of Aba-Nla (Oluyole LG)
Onidiayunre of Idi-Ayunre (Oluyole LG)
Onilatunde of Olatunde (Oluyole LG)
Alakaran of Akanran (Ona-Ara LG)
Alajia of Ajia (Ona-Ara LG)