Sunday 30 April 2023

Makinde Presents Beaded Crown, Staff Of Office To Ilaji-Ile’s Monarch In Okeogun

It’s a spectacular show of glamour and opulence in the ancient Ilaji-Ile community, Iwajowa LG, Oyo State, as the traditional ruler, Alayeluwa Oba Lawal Oyedepo Oyeleye, was decorated with beaded crown by the Gov. Seyi Makinde.

Makinde, who was ably represented by the Commissioner for LG and Chieftaincy matters, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, explained that ,the government is desire to elevate the traditional institution and raise to bar, its enviable status, particularly the deserving monarchs.

Speaking on the development, Makinde said Oyo State government has reviewed and increased the allocation of traditional council from 5% to 10%, soliciting support from the traditional institution with a view to raising the bar of good governance in the state.

In his acceptance speech, Oba Oyeleye, promises to be committed to serving the community. He however, owes a debt of gratitude to all attendees particularly the Okeogun traditional council, government functionaries, indigenes and residents of the community for their unquantifiable support.

Speaking on behalf of Okeogun Obas, Oba Khalid Olabisi, Okere of Saki, salutes Gov. Makinde on the development, renews calls to expedite actions to elevate other deserving ones.

Oba Olabisi, also encourages Gov. Makinde to fulfil the promise made in view of official cars to Okeogun traditional council in due course.

He, however, congratulates the newly elevated monarch, fervently prays that, this would garner considerable development.

Dignitaries at the event include Sabiganna of Iganna, Ogelende of Okaka, Alageere of Agoare, Onigboho of Igboho, Alamodu of Agoamodu, Aare of Agoare, Aare of Ofiki, Onisanbo of Ogboro, Onitede of Tede, Oloje of Ojeowode, Onibasi of Basi.

Others are Hon. Niyi Adebisi, Hon. Waheed Oluwakemi, Hon. Jelili Adebare, Hon. Tajudeen Olori, Hon. John Farinto among others.

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