Aresa Adu of Iresa Adu Cries Out Over Non Payment of Entitlements

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The Aresa Adu of Iresa Adu, Oba Abraham Olafimihan Adeyeye Oyerinde has sought governor Seyi Makinde’s intervention on the denial of his salary and entitlement since his enthronement as a king

Oba Oyerinde, appealed to Governor Makinde to prevail on the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs to accord him due recognition and pay his salary and entitlement.

The monarch said since his emergence as Aresa Adu of Iresa Adu on May 24, 2019 through government appointed warrant king makers instruments of office given to him, the Ministry of Local Government has refused to recognize him and pay all his entitlements.

There’s a letter of appointment and Instrument of Office from the governor to Oba Olafimihan Oyerinde as the Aresa Adu of Iresa Adu and the instrument has not been set aside. There’s an Almanac of all the Obas in Surulere Local Government Areas , of which Iresa Adu is one, the names and pictures of Obas in the local government are indicated on the almanac but the column created for Iresa Adu was left blank”

Oba Oyerinde who spoke through his counsel Mr Stephen Raji, Esq wondered why the local government refused to respect the state government which has approved his appointment as the Aresa Adu of Iresa Adu in Surulere Local Government.

He alleged a surreptitious move blocking his correspondence from reaching the governor for prompt intervention

In several letters including the ones dated May 4, 2020 and May 17, 2021, Oba Olafimihan raised serious concerns about the unjust withholding of recognition and payment of his entitlements despite multiple court judgments delivered in his favour.”

“Many of these letters were not allowed to get to the table of the governor and the only one that got his attention was promptly treated with a clear directive that the issue be promptly investigated. This directive has not been carried out till date.”

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