Thursday, 24 January 2013

S’West govs should construct Alaafin’s palace’ reconstruction

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 governors.”
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 destroyed

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