Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has charged traditional rulers to use the powers conferred on them in a manner that will ensure justice and fair play in their respective domains.
Amosun gave the charge during the installation and presentation of staff of office to Alagbara of Agbara in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, Oba Lukman Abimbola Jayeola Agunbiade.
Amosun, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, further charged Oba Agunbiade to focus on things that would enhance rapid development of his community.
He said, “Kabiyesi, I’m urging you to forget the past and mobilise your people towards coping with the challenges of the physical development of this community.”
In his welcome speech, the council chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu-Ojumo, commended the people of the community for allowing peace to reign after the confirmation of Oba Agunbiade as the traditional ruler.
Ojumo expressed the hope that the prevailing peace and tranquility in the community was an indication that the issue of Alagbara had been resolved amicably.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Agunbiade, in a release signed by the local government Information Officer, Mr Oloyede Oyeniyi, thanked the governor for the approval given to his installation as Alagbara of Agbara.
He promised to cooperate with both the state and local government to ensure that the people of the community pay their taxes, rates and other statutory levies without coercion.