By Iyabo Adebisi

Oyo State government has called on the newly installed monarch in Igangan, an area of the Ibarapa North Local government, Oba Rafiu Ariwoola to guard against illegal mining as its consequent result of banditry, insecurity and kidnapping.

Governor Seyi Makinde made the call during the coronation of the new Asigangan of Iganganland held at the Federal Technical College, Igangan. 

The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief Bayo Lawal explained that the new king passed the laid down chieftaincy due process, following his ratification by the kingmakers and indigenes.

Governor Makinde while warning every monarch against involvement in illegal mining pledged continued security of the Igangan Community against the sort of herder-farmer clashes of 2021.

In their goodwill messages, members representing the Ibarapa Central State constituency at the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Peter Ojedokun, a federal House of Representatives member representing, Ibarapa North/Central, Dr Adepoju Adebayo, Oyo State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Ademola Ojo and Chairman, Oyo State Library Board, Yemi Taiwo maintained that the installation is a good development for the Igangan Community.

They called every indigene to cooperate with the new king for a worthwhile attainment.

In his acceptance message, the new Asigangan of Iganganland, Oba Rafiu Ariwoola who lauded the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde, appealed for the construction of a befitting palace and completion of the long abandoned health facility in Igangan for a healthy socio-economic dealings in the area.

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