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A mild drama ensued at the public hearing of the proposed bill seeking to provide an approved method in the “Selection, Appointment and Recognition of obas and Traditional Council in Ogun State”.
The drama started when one of the traditionalists present in the hearing raised an observation that their groups did not get an invitation and a copy of the proposed bill as other stakeholders got invitation.
The clerk of the Assembly when asked by Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Olakunle Oluomo on why the traditionalists didn’t get the invitation said that he couldn’t get an address where he could forward the
This caused an uproar from the traditionalists in which they made and attempt to leave the hearing.
The traditionalist claimed that if the Clerk claim he doesn’t know their address, it means the Assembly does not recognize them as stakeholders in the law about to be made.
They maintained that the body language of the Assembly means the Ogun State recognized only two religions and their input as the third major religion in the state is not needed.
The Speaker in his response apologized on behalf of the Clerk asking the traditionalists who he described as his “fathers” not to be angry.
He however called on the Clerk of the house to make sure he collect the mailing address and phone Numbers of the traditionalist who raised the observation.
Olumo also gave the traditionalist the permission to submit their written contributions and opinions on the bill which they ought to have submitted before the next hearing.