The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has advised traditional rulers to use their Positions to foster peace and unity among residents and improve the security of lifes and property of their people.
Akeredolu gave the advice during the presentation of Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office Oba Majesty, Pere Moses Igeiyobaghi Uguoji, the Amanana-Owei of Biagbini Clan, held at Filati Town Hall, Biagbini in Ese – Odo Local Government area of the state.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, charged the traditional rulers to always use their appointment as an instrument to promote peace, tranquility and development in their communities
Akeredolu warned that the recent upgrade of traditional rulers across the state should not be allowed to breed misunderstanding or quarrel.
He urged them to restrict their reign to their domain only, stressing that the idea of any monarch extending his territory to other areas outside his domain will not be allowed.
The Governor also warned against installing minor Chiefs outside their jurisdiction, particularly in disputed areas.
While congratulating and rejoicing with residents and the new traditional ruler on his well-deserved recognition, Governor Akeredolu prayed for God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding for the king to lead people in the right direction.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Chairman Ese Odo Local Government, Folawe Sipasi-Aluko thanked Akeredolu for upgrading the traditional ruler, whom she said have been on the throne for over 30years.
Performing the traditional Coronation, Oba Pere Zacchaeus Doubra Egbunu, the Agadagba of Arogbo-Ibe prayed for more wisdom and long life for the new king.
Also, in his address, Rev. Dr. Gabra Jide, thanked the Governor Akeredolu for appointing two of their sons as Commissioner 1 in the State Civil Service and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.
In his response, the traditional ruler, HRM, Pere Moses Igeiyobaghi Uguoji, thanked Governor Akeredolu for making a dream of over thirty five years become a reality.
Oba Uguoji, however, solicited for more government intervention in the community.
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