Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Kwara community pledges support for Ooni of Ife

Oba Daniel Dada, the traditional ruler of the community pledged his support for Ooni of Ife during the town’s 2016 annual get-together in Egosi.

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The people of Egosi in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara say they would continue to  support the  Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in his efforts to reunite Yoruba leaders.

Oba Daniel Dada, the traditional ruler of the community,  made the pledge during the town’s 2016 annual get-together in Egosi, on Thursday.

Dada said the Ooni had by such singular effort, since assuming the throne, laid a vital positive precedent for other Yoruba leaders to emulate in promoting the desired socio-economic development  of  the region.

He cited  Ogunwusi’s   rich and endowed educational and cultural background, saying these were being deployed  for the overall benefit of the  Yoruba race.

Dada urged the Ooni not to succumb to unnecessary intimidation and  distractions  in his efforts  to liberate his people, saying that the community would continue to channel resources toward achieving his  success on the throne.

The monarch, who is also the Elegosi of Egosi kingdom, said the annual get-together was a way of promoting development among the people of the community  irrespective of their political or religious affiliations.

He said that the community had since its movement to its present site on  Otun road  embarked on projects geared toward impacting positively on the living standard of the people through communal efforts.

The monarch  listed such projects to include the  community’s  security post, rural electrification, building of  community schools and health centres.

Dada called on both the State and Federal Governments to assist the community in  the establishment of more  basic  infrastructural facilities for the overall benefit of the people.

Ayinla Lawal, the President of Egosi Development Union, urged the people of the community not to relent in contributing their quota  to the  development of   the community.

Chief Sam Oni, the Elemo of Egosi, in his remarks, advocated for specific roles for states in strengthening the capacities of firms and institution in tackling the nation’s present economic hardship.

Oni, a retired personnel of   Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), also advised government at all levels to prioritise mechanised agriculture as an antidote to fight poverty, hunger and unemployment.

Chief Sunday Adetona, the Odofin Egosi, on his part, called on the state government to consider Oba Dada for elevation to the next status of office in the grading process to boost his  development efforts.

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