Pomps! as Oba AbdulAzeez Akinde becomes the new Oloja Ekun of Igbesaland - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Pomps! as Oba AbdulAzeez Akinde becomes the new Oloja Ekun of Igbesaland

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Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun has handed over the staff and instrument of office to Oba Abdul Azeez Oluwatoyin Akinde as the new Oloja Ekun of Igbesaland.


The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, said that his government was committed to maintaining peace, tranquility and orderliness across communities in the state.


He added that monarch are held in high esteem by their subjects, based on their unique position as principal agents for social mobilization, community development, and effective governance at the grass roots.


Speaking, a member of House of Representatives representing Ado-Odo/Ota Federal Constituency noted that the choice of the new Oloja Ekun would no doubt the beginning of new dawn for Igbesaland, calling on all the sons and daughters of the land to cooperate with the monarch for the development of the town 


In his welcome address, the Chairman of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Hon. Sheriff Musa represented by the Vice Chairman, Mrs Olatunbosun Animashaun opined that the installation of the new Oloja Ekun in Igbesa would also contribute to the development of the area.


Earlier, Oba Akinde, while speaking urged the indigenes and residents of Igbesaland  to join hands with him to give him their continued support and cooperation in order to give the community a benevolent leadership that would lead the town to greater height.


"We give God the glory for making today a historic day in the lives of Igbesaland  and my humble self. My sincere appreciation goes to the good people of Igbesa kingdom for their encouragement and support particularly our chiefs and elders i am soliciting for your continued support and cooperation to give Igbesa kingdom the most benevolent leadership that it deserve let us jointly set a pace that will be difficult to erase in the future" he added.