The Kwara State Government has presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed Third Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers.
A statement issued by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Oba Azeez says official presentation of the letters followed approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification by the State Council of Chiefs.
The newly appointed Royal Fathers include 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).
Among those that received appointment letters are 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).
According to the statement, the Governor, who was represented by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Aliyu Mohammed Saifudeen, says the event again demonstrated respect of the administration for traditional institutions.
Gov AbdulRazaq 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 in their domains.
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.