The Kwara State Government on Friday,20th November 2020 presented letters of appointment to Traditional Rulers in Ifelodun and Is in Local government areas of the state.
The official presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of the same by the Kwara State Council of Chiefs.
The three newly appointed Royal Fathers are His Royal Highness, Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman (1st Class) as Olupako of Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area, His Royal Highness Oba (Pharmacist) Ajibola Ademola Julius (2nd Class) as Olusin of Ijara-Isin in Isin Local Government Area and His Royal Highness Oba Alhaji Mohammed Akande Olarewaju Odunade (4th Class) as Onilupeju of Ilupeju in Ifelodun Local Government Area.
The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq who was represented by the Honorable Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Aliyu Mohammed Saifudeen, said the event again has demonstrated the respect of the administration for the traditional institutions.
AbdulRazaq urged the traditional rulers to continue to carry their people along in the discharge of their responsibilities to their communities and to support the State Government’s policy thrusts in their domains.
“It is my fervent prayer that your reign will enhance peace, progress, and development in your various domains and the State at large,” he said.
In his welcome address, The Honourable Commissioner, Arc Aliyu Mohammad Saifuddedd who was represented by the
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Babatunde Alabere said the event was a dream come true for the appointees, praying God Almighty to grant them long and peaceful reign.
“I want to urge the Royal Fathers to use numerous human and material resources at your disposal for the good of your people and to enhance accelerated development at your various domains,” Arc Aliyu said.
He said the Royal Fathers are veritable tools for grassroots mobilization, internal cohesion, socio-economic and political development as they are custodians of tradition and culture of the people.186