Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has installed a new Ajalaye of Ilugun South in Ijebu North-East Local Government Area of the state, Oba Emmanuel Ademola Oluseyi Olusanu.
The coronation which was witnessed by royal fathers from Ijebu traditional councils, sons and daughters of the ancient Ilugun town, was held at St. John’s Primary School, Idode.
Governor Amosun represented by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Olajide Ojuko, pointed out that the roles of traditional rulers in grassroots development could not be overemphasised as they, in conjunction with their subjects, work with government to accomplish developmental projects.
Describing traditional rulers as agents of transformation, Amosun noted that monarchs should exercise authority in the best interest of their people and development of their various communities.
According to the governor, ‘’I enjoin Kabiyesi to take advantage of the throne for the betterment of the people. By so doing, he would be seen to have stamped his footprint on the sands of time.”
He further implored the people to continue to play their part towards the re-engineering process of the present administration by prompt payment of taxes and other levies so they would be partners in the mission to rebuild Ogun State.
In his remarks, the Local Government Transition Committee Chairman of Ijebu North-East, Mr Deola Tayo, thanked the governor for giving his approval for the appointment of the royal father towards ensuring there was no vacuum and to continually bridge the gap between government and the people.
He enjoined sons and daughters of Ilugun South to support the new traditional ruler in the task of moving the town to greater heights.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Olusanu assured the people that he would uphold the cultural heritage of the town and solicited the support of the people, to better the lot of the town.