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Olubadan Cautions Baales Against Indiscriminate Sales of Land

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II has cautioned Ibadan community Baales against indiscriminate sales of land to avoid selling away the heritage of the ancient metropolis.

In a press statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Personal Assistant (Media) to the Olubadan, Oladele Ogunsola, the monarch said the Baales must be conscious of the responsibility their respective positions confer on them and use such to protect the interest of the current and unborn generations of Ibadanland.

According to Oba Balogun, “we can all see what goes around our metropolis how virtually all the elitist areas are being converted to business hubs, we must guide against such in our villages. If at all it becomes imperative to sell any land in our domains, we must be sure of the purpose for which the land us being bought and the true identity of the buyer.

Our land is our heritage which must be jealously guarded. We inherited land from our forebears, if they had sold the land off, what could we have inherited? As noted earlier, whatever land we want to sell now must be for developmental purpose and from which our children can derive long lasting benefits”, Olubadan added.

Oba Balogun, who described the Baales as his undisputable ambassadors in their respective domains said he’s in full support of whatever step they might take in ensuring that peace reigns in their localities, stressing that it is when they engage in those things that are less dignifying and bereft of nobility that he would frown at them.

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