Kwara state government was yesterday presented appointment letters to the three newly appointed traditional rulers in the state.
Presenting the certificate on behalf of Governor AbdulRazaq, was the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Arch. Aliyu Mohammed Saifudeen, who said the presentation followed the approval by the state government and ratified by the Council of Chiefs in the state.
The three newly appointed Royal Fathers are; Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman (1st Class) as Oluopako of Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area, Oba Pharmacist Ajibola Ademola Julius (2nd Class) as Olusin of Ijara-Isin in Isin Local Government Area and Oba Alhaji Mohammed Akande Olarewaju Odunade (4th Class) as Onilupeju of Ilupeju in Ifelodun Local Government Area.
AbdulRazaq said, “The event again has demonstrated the respect of our administration for the traditional institutions, and we 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,” the Governor said.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Babatunde Alabere said the event was 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.
Expressing appreciation on behalf of the three newly appointed traditional rulers, Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman, Olupako of Share land appreciated Governor AbdulRazaq for the respect his administration has for the traditional institution in the state, saying “the appointment was given to us on trust and we shall continue doing our best in terms of promoting peaceful coexistence in our domains and as well give our support to the government policy, programs.”
On his part, the newly appointed Onijara of Ijara-Isin, Oba (Pharm) Ajibola Ademola Julius, said “my emergence was through a fair contest and this is the reason we have no litigation after the announcement. Indeed, this is a new era, I seek the support of the sons and daughters of Ijara-Isin land to come together and let us build our kingdom.”