The Coalition of Self Determination Group has urged governors of the six South-West states to collaborate in reconstructing the burnt palace of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
In a statement on Wednesday by the its Chairman and
Secretary-General, Dayo Ogunlana and Razaq Olokobo respectively, the
group said it was important that the governors made the rebuilding of
the palace a priority because it (palace) is the custodian of the
collective ancestral heritage of the Yoruba.
The group said, “The palace is the custodian of our collective
ancestral heritage which need to be protected. Besides, the task of
rebuilding the palace to modern taste is the duty of the South-West
While sympathising with the monarch, the group said his “true
children will rebuild the palace to the proverbial line of “more
beautiful edifice replaces the burnt palace”.
The palace was gutted by fire on January 8. About 21 rooms were said
to have been razed while artifacts and other property were also