Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has vowed to appeal against the judgment of an Ibadan high court, which annulled the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies.
Ajimobi spoke during the inauguration of a block of classrooms donated to the Community Secondary School, Ajara, by Akinlolu Olujinmi, a former attorney-general of the federation.
Ajimobi also said the review was an altruistic gesture for the overall good of Ibadanland.
“Today’s judgment on the olubadan chieftaincy review will be appealed against immediately,” Ajimobi said.
“Let me reiterate here that the review was an exercise that was well thought out. It is for the development and progress of Ibadanland and the people therein.
“We will not relent in our determination to make Ibadan great and the greatness shall come through various ways; one of which was the olubadan chieftaincy review that was conducted by a judicial commission of inquiry.
“The truth is that people are normally opposed to change and radical policies that will eventually be beneficial to them, but we shall get there. We will not be deterred or allow retrogressive tendencies to override the progress Oyo state is currently making.”
The governor commended Olujinmi for giving back to his place of birth and called on others to emulate the gesture, which, he said, would go a long way to complement the efforts of the government in developing the education sector.
He also advised parents to play their parts in giving qualitative education to their children in order to safeguard their future.