Olubadan urges new Mogajis, Baales to ensure security in domains
• Makinde resumes after leave, promises to continue serving people • State mourns Muraina
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, yesterday, charged the newly-installed Mogajis and Baales in Ibadanland to ensure security in their respective domains through peaceful co-existence of all the residents and prompt report of any breach of the peace to appropriate quarters.
The monarch gave the charge during the installation of the new community leaders held at the main hall of Aliiwo Ruling House, Agodi, Ibadan, which had in attendance members of the Olubadan-in-Council and other stakeholders in Ibadan traditional institutions.
Oba Balogun, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Personal Assistant (Media), Oladele Ogunsola, told the newly-installed chiefs that they were coming on board at the very critical period in the life of the country in general and Ibadanland in particular as far as security challenges are concerned.
The monarch, who commended the security agents for the peaceful conduct of the installation exercise and urged them to keep up the good work, said that his reign would ensure fairness, equity and justice in the installation of Mogajis and Baales.
MEANWHILE, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, resumed duty after three weeks of his yearly leave. The governor, who arrived in the office at exactly 2:02 p.m., was received by his deputy, Bayo Lawal; Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Muhammad Fadeyi; Head of Service, Alhaja Ololoade Agboola; the Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi and others.
In his remarks, Makinde assured the people of the state that he would continue to serve them till the last minute of the administration, irrespective of the political nature of the system.
He said no vacuum was felt while he was away from office, saying that this has demonstrated that affairs of the administration in Oyo State is being run by a strong team, fortified with strong men.
In his welcome address, Lawal noted that the responsibilities of handling the affairs of the state were enormous. He appreciated the governor for the confidence reposed in him and people of the state for their co-operation.
Special prayers were offered for the governor and the state by Chairmen of the Pilgrims Welfare Boards (Muslim and Christian wings), Prof. Sayed Malik and Bishop Ademola Morakinyo.
IN another development, Special Adviser to the Governor on Strategy and Political Matters, Babatunde Oduyoye, yesterday, mourned the death of President of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Maj.-Gen. Abdullahi Muraina (rtd).
Oduyoye, who described Muraina as a worthy son of Ibadan, said that his death in Dubai was a huge loss to Oyo State and Nigeria.