After approval by Governor AbdulRazaq, six new Traditional Rulers have been officially presented with letters of appointments today in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
In a statement released by the Press Secretary of Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, the six newly appointed 3rd class and 4th class Traditional Rulers Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area (3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class).
others are Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba of Afin ile-ire in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class Chief); Oba Moses Ademola Adeshina as the Asaoro of Alasaro in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class Chief); Oba Abdulwahab Aboyeji Ayanda Ogunbiyi as the Eleku of Odo- Eku in Isin Local Government Area (4th Class Chief); and Oba Ganiyu Toyin Olanrewaju as Oninaja of Inaja Alaro in Oyun Local Government Area (4th Class Chief).
During the presentation, the Kwara State Governor who was duly represented by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Aliyu Mohammed Saifudeen, stated that the event again demonstrated the respect of the administration for the traditional institutions.
The Governor implored the newly appointed Traditional Rulers to continue to carry their people along in the course of discharging their responsibilities to their respective communities.
“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.
While speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry 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,” Alabere added.
Finally, Alabere emphasized that Traditional Rulers are important individuals in the area of grassroots mobilization internal cohesion, socio-economic and political development as they are custodians of tradition and culture of the people.