The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on Sons and daughters of Ota and Aworiland to cooperate with their traditional Institutions for the progress and development of the area.
The Governor who made the call at the presentation of staff of office to the new Olota of Ota, Oba Abdukabir Adeyemi Obalanlege in Ota, enjoined the new Olota to unite his subjects and ensure peace in his domain, pledging that his administration would not relent in its drive to strengthening traditional institutions in the State.
Highlighting the importance of traditional institutions to the socio- economic development of the society, the governor also admonished the new Oba to work with other traditional rulers in the State towards engendering unity, peace and development across the State.
The Governor while congratulating the new Monarch and the Awori people for the historic event, said it was a step towards continued development of Ota and Ogun State in general, urging the residents to continue to perform their civic responsibilities by prompt payment of taxes, as the strategic position of Ota town in its contribution to the revenue generation of the state cannot go unnoticed.
He said his administration depends heavily on internal generated funds saying the monarch should harness the opportunity around, saying; Ota is now a cosmopolitan City, considering its economic benefits.
Amosun who promised more infrastructural development in the State, reiterated government’s commitment to the completion of the ongoing 32km Sango-Alagbole-Akute road before the completion of his tenure, adding that his administration would construct another flyover in Ota.
On his part, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko prayed for wisdom and good health for the new monarch, saying that Aworiland would experience unprecedented success during his reign.
In his remarks, the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo while congratulating the newly installed monarch and the people of Ota/Awori, appreciated the Ijemo-Isolosi ruling house, the local government chairman and all for ensuring a peaceful selection processes, praying that his reign would be peaceful and the area would enjoy progress and development.
he Chairman Ado Odo Ota local,Hon Oladele Adeniji said traditional institutional are becoming dynamic, saying “it is through them that our culture and tradition can be protected. Likewise, the positions of the traditional rulers are very important”.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege appreciated the Governor, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, all traditional rulers and dignitaries present, for the honour, assuring that Awori land during his reign would keep progressing.
Femi Osipitan, Press Officer to the Governor, Tope Bankole & Tosin Adesile,