Akarigbo marks five years on throne, seeks investments in Remoland
The Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba (Dr.) Adewale Babatunde Ajayi has urged indigenes and residents of the community to invest in Remoland owing to its endowment with human and material resources.
He gave the charge during a media briefing to announce his 60th birthday and fifth-year coronation anniversary, yesterday, noting that Remo indigenes had their root at Ile-Ife with the landscape known as Remoland today because of its vantage location which is the gateway between Lagos, the commercial nucleus of Nigeria and the rest of the country.
The monarch said that the key thing in maintaining a healthy relationship with all the ethnic groups in Sagamu, being a cosmopolitan town, was the ability to listen to people’s problems.
He further said that the development of over 40 Remo communities would provide a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.
“In the next 10 years, I see Remo as the industrial capital of Ogun State and Nigeria, where everybody will want to live in peace, harmony and love,” he said.
Meanwhile, the fifth coronation and 60th birthday committee of the Akarigbo of Remoland, headed by Otunba Seni Adetu, has said that the celebration will showcase the laudable achievements of the Akarigbo in the last five years.
Adetu said that the seven-day dual event would commence between Friday, December 2, 2022, and Sunday, December 11, 2022.
He said: “In unveiling the activities, there will be a commemorative Islamic Prayers on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Sagamu Central Mosque. On Saturday, December 3, the youths of Remoland will converge on Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne, followed by a dedicated thanksgiving service for Kabiyesi at St. Saviour’s Church, Ikenne, on Sunday, December 4, 2022, respectively.
“On Monday, December 5, His Royal Majesty’s birthday will be celebrated at the Akarigbo’s Palace, Wednesday, December 7, marks the exact day five years ago when he ascended the throne. So, social clubs and Remo people are expected to participate in a homage-paying ceremony with a cultural display to honour the Akarigbo on that day.”