Nigeria, Ogun – On Saturday 14th of April, 2022, Ogun State government and governance temporarily relocated to Ilaro-Yewa as the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba (Dr) Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle formally confers Pan-Yewa Chieftaincy Titles on prominent personalities drawn across Yewaland.The occasion, held at the modernized Asade Agunloye Pavilion was a convergence of creme de la crème in governance, economy and religious sectors comprising the Ogun State Governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun; former Governors Olusegun Osoba who is the Araba of Yewaland and the Oganla of Yewaland, Otunba Olugbenga Daniel; the Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Senators, members of the Ogun State Executive Council, members of the Ogun State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.
Also at the colourful event are, Traditional Rulers from Egbaland led by the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Micheal Aremu Gbadebo; Traditional Rulers from Remoland led by the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; Obas from the Yewa Traditional Council and other Obas within and outside Ogun State, Captains of Industries; the Clergy, Chiefs and people of Yewaland.The state of the art newly constructed Pavilion at Empire Field could not contain the people who turned out in their thousands, some of whom have to be accommodated in large canopies erected beside the pavilion with close circuit monitors mounted in strategic locations.The newly installed Chiefs, according to a statement e-signed by Prince Femi Dokunmu on behalf of Oba Olugbenle’s Media Team, include a two time former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Her Excellency, Alhaja Salimot Badru who was formerly installed as Beere of Yewaland; two time Senator and Chairman Senate Committee on Finance, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola who bagged the title of Aremo of Yewaland, along with his wife, Temitope, who became Yeye Aremo of Yewaland.
Others include a business mogul, Otunba Akeem Adigun (Socopao) who was honoured as Apagunpote of Yewaland; a former Director with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Dele Oderinde who was conferred with the title of Tayese of Yewaland; a business tycoon and Philanthropist, Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun (IBD), who bagged the title of Oluomo of Yewaland; and a former Principal and President of Community Development Associations in Ogun State, Chief Tokunbo Akinsowon who was installed as the Majeobaje of Yewaland.In his address at the occasion, Governor Abiodun acknowledged the calm and sincere dispositions of Oba Olugbenle and described him as a true representation of royalty that has continued to contribute towards the success of the incumbent administration in the State.Mr Governor who personally joined Senator Solomon Adeola while being decorated as the Aremo of Yewaland, congratulated all the sons and daughters of Yewaland who were conferred with Chieftaincy titles and charged them to continue to support the development of Yewaland and Ogun State as a whole.
He informed that his Government was committed to the timely completion of the on-going Atan-Lusada-Agbara road and the Owode- Ilaro Road, among others being worked on in the Yewa axis.Many of the people who attended the ceremony said they were quite impressed and elated at the level of construction and transformation which the community center, named Asade Agunloye Pavilion, has received in the last one year, noting that Oba Olugbenle’s notable development strides across Yewaland, since his installation a decade ago, have endeared him not only to the people of Yewaland but also all well-meaning
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