Lagos Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi have rejoiced with the new Oloworo of Oworonshoki, Oba Babatunde Saliu over his official coronation.
The prime Yoruba monarch was supported by the Ojora of Ijoraland, Oba Fatai Aromire, Osolo of Isolo, Oba Kabir Agbabiaka, Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Ademola Elegushi, Olofin Adimula of Isheri Olofin, Oba Sulaimon Bamgbade and Oniru of Iru, Oba Gbolahan Lawal among others.
Addressing the august audience in Yoruba, the Ooni of Ife congratulated the entire Oworonshoki Kingdom on the choice of the new Oba and urged the sons and daughters of the land to rally around him for peace, prosperity and accelerated development to be achieved.
The Ooni, who noted that he had had about 20- year working relationship with Oworonshoki, said he was happy that the person who facilitated that relationship is now king.
Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Bolaji Robert, assured residents of Oworonshoki of more dividends of democracy in terms of human capacity development and infrastructural development with the installation of Oba Saliu.
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“I assure you that this administration will continue to accord this community like all others the attention you deserve in terms of infrastructure, economic empowerment, human capital development and security,” he said.
Delivering his keynote address, Oba Babatunde Saliu thanked the dignitaries for sparing time to honour him. He also expressed profound gratitude to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the prominent role he played in his success story.
He thanked Sanwo-Olu for commencing rehabilitation works on four roads in the community, which he said is home to over one million people, even as he said, “we are still appealing for more infrastructural projects to ensure more developments in the community.”
Other dignitaries at the event include the Chairman of Kosofe Local Government, Moyosore Ogunlewe, members of Lagos State Association of Council Vice Chairmen (LASACVC), to which the new monarch formerly belong and Omoba Olumuyiwa Sosanya, who was Father of the Day.