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Oyo govt advocates traditional rulers’ support in fight against corruption



The Oyo State government on Tuesday called for the support of traditional institutions in the fight against corruption and other vices in the state.

The Chairman of Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA), Justice Eni Esan, who made the call when he visited the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, at his palace in the state capital, said the traditional rulers’ support for anti-graft war would make local communities enjoy the dividends of democracy.

She added that the establishment of the agency by Governor Seyi Makinde in 2020 was to rid the state of corruption and other vices.

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Esan said: “We need to involve traditional institutions, because you have strong influence over the people within their domain. We are certain you receive complaints from members of the public, so we earnestly appeal to you to refer any complaints on corruption to OYACA.

“The Olubadan-in-Council under your leadership could partner with us to rid Oyo State of corruption.”

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