THE TRADITIONAL LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
In Yorubaland as soon as a town is established, a traditional local administration is put in place. The Oba and his Chiefs would become the centre of the local administration. Other junior chiefs who would be helping the Oba would be chosen. Women are not left out as some of them are made chiefs who are members of the Oba’s cabinet.
The main objectives of the traditional local administration are the maintenance of peace and progress within the community. The administration organises the people for the execution of community development projects. It resolves quarrels, disputes and conflicts and punishes offenders following customary laws. The administration also honours distinguished indigenes and non-native who make major contributions to the development of the community.
The traditional setting in Ijebu Jesa is made up of the Oba of Ijebu Jesa as the supreme head.
Source: 50 Years of Ijebu-Jesa Social Club (IJSC) in IJebu-Jesa History. A 50th Anniversary Publication of IJSC Edited By: Professor Akin 'Femi Fajola & Dele Ogunyemi First Published 2005