…as Olomu of Ilomu-Ekiti gets Staff of Office
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has charged the new Olomu of Ilomu-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, Oba Ojo Oluwadamilare Omobiire, to ensure that peace reigns in his domain to foster development.
While presenting the Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office to Oba Omobiire in line with COVID-19 protocols, the Governor, represented by his Deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, enjoined the people of Ilomu-Ekiti to rally round their traditional ruler to accelerate the pace of development of the town.
A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, explained that Oba Omobiire’s appointment was approved by the State Executive Council on May 14, 2020 after he fulfilled all necessary conditions to ascend the throne. He succeeded the last occupant of the Olomu royal seat, the late Oba Samuel Patrick Adepoju, who joined his ancestors on February 2, 2019 which necessitated the process to select a new king for the community.
Governor Fayemi expressed satisfaction with the selection process which he said was devoid of rancour, political colouration or manipulation. He stressed the need for Oba Omobiire to ensure that his community maintain peace with neighbouring towns of Esure-Ekiti from which Ilomu got autonomy and Eyio-Ekiti.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Omobiire pledged to work with all his power and deploy his knowledge and exposure to evolve an Ilomu that will emerge as a model community in Ekiti State. The Oba who saw his ascension to the throne as a call to duty and an opportunity to make a difference in the life of his people called on fellow contestants to join hands with him to develope their hometown.
Oba Omobiire promised to adopt the new age models of administration which include data gathering of potentials of the local population and utilise same to attract sustainable growth. He rallied all segments of the town like chiefs, age groups, community development associations and indigenes in Diaspora to bring their ideas to the table to move the town forward.
Last modified: June 24, 2020