Former Baale, Kayode Samuel Sodimu, on Monday received his appointment letter from Ogun state government as the first Olu of Sunren Olorunsogo Igbein, Egbaland, in Ifo Local Government of the state.
The letter which was signed by the Director, Chieftaincy affairs, Adesoji Adewuyi on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs said the appointment of Sodimu as the first Kabiyesa Alayeluwa Olu of Suren Olorunsogo in Ifo LGA from effect of May 13, was in accordance with sub-section (1) and (2) of section 25 of the chiefs law of Ogun State, 2006
“I am to convey to Kabiyesi, on behalf of the state government, hearty congratulations on this appointment and wish kabiyesi good health, long life and many years of peaceful and prosperous reign,” Adewuyi said in the letter.
While performing the installation and presentation of letter to the monarch at the Obas’ Complex Hall, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, Senator Amosun noted that, the promotion and upgrade of Baale of Olorunsogo Igbein Kayode Samuel Sodimu fulfilled the requirements for upgrade of traditional rulers, as stipulated in sub sections (1) and (2) of section 25 of Chiefs laws of Ogun State, adding that all appointment and promotion followed due process and recommendation from prescribed authorities.
Amosun, who was represented by Barr Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to the State Government, pointed out that Ogun State had witnessed tremendous growth and development in the last eight years, noting that traditional institutions had played prominent roles in achieving this by ensuring that peace and stability reigns in their domains.
He charged the monarch to see his upgrading from Baale to a coronet Oba as a call to serve of his people as well as an avenue to mobilize them for the socio-economic development of the community, urging him to embark on more projects to complement state government efforts.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, stated that the State Government was conscious of development at the grassroots, hence, the need to put the right people at the helms of affairs, so that dividends of democracy could spread to every area.
He said the promotion of the erstwhile Baale of Olorunsogo to a coronet monarch was divine as his appointment would further enhance the socio-economic development of the community.
Oba Sodimu in his acceptance speech promised to use his wealth of experience to enhance rapid growth of the community.
The official installation and presentation of staff of office and instrument of appointment to the first Olu of Sunren Olorunsogo Igbein, Egbaland would hold on Saturday, May 25 at Olorunsogo town.