Gov. Dapo Abiodun presented the just crowned Olu of Imasai, Oba Kuoye Lukman Olalekan Adeleke his staff of office, ENigeria reports.
Oba Kuoye Lukman Olalekan Adeleke, the recently crowned Olu of Imasai Land, has promised the indigenes of Imasai in Ogun State‘s Yewa North Local Government of his commitment to the growth and progress of the historic kingdom.
On Thursday, Oba Kuoye received his staff and instruments of office from Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by the Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape.
While thanking Governor Dapo Abiodun and the entire members of the Ogun State Executives Council for their love and support for him and the people of Imasai, he promised that his reign would be all-inclusive and requested co-operation and unwavering support from all stakeholders for a peaceful reign in the town.
“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our tireless Governor Dapo Abiodun, and other Executive Council members for standing firm for what you believed in,” he stated.
This is a really important action and ceremony, and I don’t take the faith you’ve placed in me for granted. It is my sincere opinion that my spotless record of accomplishment in both the commercial and governmental sectors will be put to good use in the development of this town.
Prince Kuoye expressed his gratitude to his fellow contenders, saying, “I am very happy for this chance, and I want to thank my fellow contestants who have graciously accepted the people’s decision.”
I want to assure my dear brothers who fought for this stool with me that we are all winners because my Obaship will be an inclusive administration.
“I therefore appeal to every one of us in the interest of peace and community stability to avoid any act that can bring our town’s name into disrepute,” he continued.
I believe we should all be involved in the revitalization of the old city. Imasayiland is entering a new season, and we must always be ready to defend our people.
Oba Kuoye, from the Oyesokun Ruling House, emerged victorious during the traditional chiefs’ selection process in Ayetoro in June, under the strict supervision of officials of Egbado North Local Government officials.
He has a wealth of public service experience spanning over two decades, and the people of the kingdom are unanimous in their belief that his reign will usher in prosperity.
Kuoye worked for the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, before being elected to the stool of his forebears. He was also a former Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the Transition Committee of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, as well as a Special Assistant to Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State.
The Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, urged the new Olu of Imasailand to work with other traditional rulers in Yewaland, particularly Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, and members of the Yewa Council of Traditional Rulers, while presenting the staff of office to Oba Kuoye.
Afuape also asked the new Kabiyesi to provide unwavering support to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State’s administration in order to demonstrate the trust placed in him.