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Yoruba traditional burial rites: Dapo Abiodun breaks the law with the law that the King’s family can bury the King’s body as they please

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Yoruba traditional burial rites: Dapo Abiodun breaks the law with the law that the King’s family can bury the King’s body as they please



Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has signed a bill that allows for a new procedure on the process of appointing the King and Chief and their burial steps if they are God willing.

The bill was signed by the Governor on behalf of the proponents of the new law – Awujale who is the Crown Prince, King Sikiru Adetona; The capital of Ilaro, King Kehinde Olugbenle; Remover of the land, King Babatunde Ajayi.

On the other hand, one of the great kings of the war-torn state who was not there was the Governor of Egba, King Adetoun Gbadebo.

Governor Dapo Abiodun has had to look into the law that has been in place since that day because the state of Ogun cannot continue to tolerate the law that it has heard from the past and is acting against the rights of these kings and what the state is doing. wait for.

The bill was titled “Legislation to allow the signing of the King, the appointment and the description of the King and official in Ogun State.”

One of the provisions of the law was that it would be up to the monarchs to choose what kind of procedure they would like to be worshiped either in their religious practice or for other reasons.

However, to the surprise of many, there were some monarchs with the governor when he signed this bill and they all signed it.

Professional craftsmen and coaches opposed the law and declared that the Yoruba way and culture had entered the field of oblivion.


But Christians and Muslims are in favor and describe the move as a positive one.

Abiodun said “part of the difference in this law is that it is different in that it seeks to promote the process of electing a King and Chief, the full details of which are made even when a King is good”.

Their explanation was that this law would elevate the existing one in which there were many beliefs about the worship of the King.

Meanwhile, the new law allows relatives of the King and Princess to discuss how to bury their dead. Families are allowed to express their views on funeral arrangements without any formal or formal arrangements.

He commended Awujale for his efforts and commitment to ensure that the review and amendment of the law was successful in accordance with the Nigerian constitution and that it was passed before the legislature because it was what the people wanted to know.

Among those present were the Attorney General who is also the Commissioner for Justice, Oluwsina Ogungbade, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Kunle Oluomo, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ogun State, Akeem Balogun, Ogun State Secretary, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Afolabi Salisu, Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo and Members of Parliament

mii. All of these endorsed the following customary law changes.

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