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Indigenes of Yewa-land home and abroad have been called upon to be united, be of one language and aim common goal towards the overall development of Yewa-land.
The call was made by the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba (Dr) Kehinde Olugbenle during the conferment of chieftaincy titles on some notable indigenes of the land in his palace at Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State.
The Paramount Ruler submitted that, the development of the region largely depended on the cooperation, love and unity among the people, hence they must embrace themselves and be of one language in spite of religious and social differences.
“I want to implore you to be more united and speak with one voice at all times. It is by so doing that we can achieve development of Yewaland. Let us cooperate with one another and always be our brothers’ keepers”, Olugbenle posited.
Oba Olugbenle urged the new chiefs to rededicate themselves to the course of Yewaland and be good ambassadors of the region anywhere they may be.
Speaking with Ogun Update Correspondent shortly after receiving the title, Chief Abiodun Olamilekan Ilo, the new “Adele of Olu of Ilaro” appreciated the paramount ruler and the people of Yewaland for the honour reposed in him, promising to make good use of his new position with a call on other chiefs to join hands for peace, progress and development of Ilaro and Yewaland in general.
Others conferred with chieftaincy titles include, Chief Safarudeen Jimoh Popoola as Bobatolu of Ilaro-Yewa; Chief Emmanuel Ekunola as Baale Pahayi; Chief Ibrahim Ajisafe as Baale of Ojete; Chief Prince Mattew Akanni as Baale Egbeda Oke – Igbo amongst others.