Ogun State Government installs new Oba in Ipokia
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has installed Oba Adesola Olaniyan as the new Onipokia of Ipokia land.
The Governor who was represented by the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, presented the staff of office at the Iwaye Dodo ruling house in Ipokia, Ipokia Local Government Area.
Governor Abiodun described the installation of the First-Class Monarch as historical, he therefore urged the traditional ruler to use his new position for the development of Ipokia land, Ogun West and Ogun State in general.
Thanking the Governor, the new Oba pledged to commit himself to the sacred values of the land, and vowed to unite the people of Ipokia.
“I am making a call to everyone in Ipokia land to support my reign, as nobody becomes an Oba without the divine approval of God and his people. I am convinced that the acceptance shown in me during the planning stage of this special occasion has given me the strength to push forward,the Oba said according to DailyPost.
“This is the time in our life where we can come together as one family, get credible representation in the State and National Government for the progress of this town.
“This could be done if we reason together, eschew bitterness amongst ourselves and speak with one voice. There is strength in unity, let us follow the part of greatness.
“I pledge to commit myself to those sacred values that will sincerely unite the people of Ipokia Land. We must stand together and as an indivisible entity.
“Your Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Eminent people of Ipokia, our distinguished invitees, ladies and gentlemen, it is with all sense of humility and palatable joy and gratitude to God and mankind that I accept my installation today as the 46th Onipokia of Ipokia Kingdom, today, Wednesday, 12th August 2020.”