*Says this is what they have been waiting for
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Otun Apesinola of Ibadanland and Chairman, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort Mogaji Dotun Sanusi has cleared the air that Mogajis, Baales, market men and women across Ibadanland are happy with Governor Seyi Makinde for approving request of Olubadan-In-Council to allow the High Chiefs to wear beaded crowns.
Speaking with newsmen over the weekend, the Chairman of Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resorts said Gov Makinde has etched out his name in gold for the great honour accorded Ibadan Traditional institution.
According to Mogaji Sanusi, Ibadan is progressing and wearing new look amidst expanding population and economic advancement of its main and less cities under Gov Makinde administration.
” I can boldly say that majority of the Mogajis, market men and women and vast majority of indigenes of Ibadan are so happy for them. This is what we have been waiting for.The question to ask ourselves are: Is this development going to bring development to Ibadan? The answer is an emphatic Yes! Is it good for our city, Yes!”, he said.
The Otun Apesinola added, ” The Olubadan is the one crowning all the High Chiefs unlike the 2017 episode under the late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi”, adding, ” What His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde did was just to endorse the request of the Olubadan for his High Chiefs to wear beaded crowns”.
“We thank God it comes to reality during the time of the current Olubadan and our dear governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde. Ibadan is progressing and we believe this is the time that God bath ordained. After today, there will be more developments across our land and everything will be very fine”.
Mogaji Sanusi noted, ” This is a new dawn and you can see that all the traditional heads come together under the umbrella of Olubadan. All the Mogajis and Baales in the Eleven Local Governments are together. You can no longer be a Mogaji or Baale and you’ll be staying in the US, if you don’t have any contribution to show to the development of your community, Ibadan and the entire Oyo State, you can’t be crowned”
He maintained, ” This is not possible under the watch of Engr. Seyi Makinde as he has streamlined everything. The era of being outside of your community as a traditional ruler is over. If you come to Egbeda,Ona-Ara, we have Oba Tajudeen Ajibola as a crowned royal head. If he (Oba Ajibola) had not contributed immensely, he wouldn’t have been crowned. It was on merit!
Mogaji Sanusi stressed ” This is a new Ibadan and Oyo State! We are ready for the next level and Omititun 2.0, Mogaji Sanusi noted, ” Your contribution to the development of Ibadan is key. You have to show why you merit your chieftaincy title in Ibadan, henceforth”.