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The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.SAN, has warned traditional rulers across the state, against unauthorized expansion of territories.

According to The News Agency of Nigeria, Akeredolu gave the warning while presenting the instrument of appointment and staff of office to the Olubudo of Mobolorunduro Mile 49, Oba Adesumobi Oguntelure in Okitipupa council area of the state.

The Governor, who was represented by the Education, Science and Technology, Pastor, Olufemi Agagu, warned against expansionist tendency by any traditional ruler in the State.

He urged them not to appoint or install minor chiefs outside their authority, especially in disputed areas.

Obas, as keepers of customs and traditions, are the closest to the people, according to the governor, and should therefore regard their offices as vehicles for fostering peace, harmony, and unity in their communities.

He advised the king to view his appointment as a divine call to serve his people and to always use prudence and caution in exercising traditional powers bestowed on him by the State Government through the presentation of the Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office.