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Fayemi Presents Staff Of Office to New Olomu of Omu Ekiti

Ekiti state government wants traditional rulers to always give level playing ground to their subjects to contribute meaningfully to the development of various communities in the state.

Governor Kayode Fayemi stated this while presenting Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office to the new Olomu of Omu Ekiti, Oba Oluwadamilare Omobiire, held at the governor’s office in Ado-Ekiti. 

Governor Fayemi who explained that it was no longer fashionable to compel obedience by force, said that traditional rulers needed to dialogue with the people to ensure harmonious relationship and peace in their domains.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Dr Fayemi explained that the welfare of the people remained the priority of his government and promised to ensure more development across the towns and villages in Ekiti.

He called on the people of Omu Ekiti to always live in peace with their neighboring communities, saying that government would not tolerate any act of lawlessness in the state.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Chieftancy Affairs, Mr Adeniyi Familoni who emphasized the importance of peaceful coexistence, reminded the people that unhealthy rivalry and animosity would not give room for rapid socio economic development.

The Chairman, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr Sina Ogunleye, appreciated Governor Kayode Fayemi and the kingmakers for being forthright during the process of filling the vacant stools and urged the people to desist from actions that could plant the seed of discord in their domains.

In his acceptance speech, the new Olomu of Omu Ekiti, in Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government Area, Oba Oluwadamilare Omobiire assured the people of his readiness to ensure peace and called on the co-contestants to join hands in rebuilding Ilomu, Ekiti to a model community.

Oba Omobiire said that the vast potentials of the community would be harnessed to attract sustainable growth and development of the area.

Oriola Afolabi

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