Ibadan family heads have declared their readiness to work in unison to fight the insecurity and other vices currently bedevilling the area and also to seek concrete progress of the Ibadan people locally and in the diaspora.
Mogaji Abass Oloko, who spoke on behalf of the Mogajis during the Ibadan Compound Sports Competition/Fiesta meeting held at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Ibadan, stated that some bad elements within the state caused chaos among the family heads which led to the division of the Mogajis into two groups; ‘the authentic Mogajis’ and ‘the recognized Mogajis’.
Oloko stated that peace will start to reign now that they are ready to unite and work together for the progress of Ibadanland.
He, however, called on other Mogajis to go back to their respective families and make sure they all know that the feud had ended and to keep it that way.
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji commended the action of the Ibadan Mogajis, describing their steps as a welcome development towards the betterment of Ibadanland, saying that any society that works against itself can never move higher.
The traditional ruler stated that it is important for leaders at the grassroots to unite and eschew bitterness and rivalry if truly they want progress for Ibadan.
He added that it is a welcome development that the family heads have resolved the internal wrangling and decided to work together as one because they have been working against each other’s interest for quite some time.
The CEO of Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resort, Ibadan, Dotun Sanusi, also spoke and said that the two Mogaji factions have promised to calm their grievances and unite and work for the progress of the city.
“Each of the Mogajis has been directed to go back to their respective families and make peace there, family heads would be held responsible for any atrocities committed in their families, with all efforts put in place, Ibadan would become the most peaceful city in Nigeria.”