*tasks new Mogajis, Baales on security
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on Monday, disclosed that his major concern is to enshrine peace in and across Ibadanland.
Oba Lekan Balogun stated this while installing new Mogajis and Baales in Ibadanland held at the main hall of Aliiwo ruling house, Agodi, Ibadan
The Olubadan pointed out that what is uppermost in his mind since ” ascension of the throne is peace in the land”, adding the new Mogajis and Baale are to ensure security in their respective domains through peaceful coexistence of all the residents and prompt report of any breach of the peace to the appropriate quarters.
” You have important role to play in your respective family compounds and villages as my representatives. What’s uppermost in my mind since my ascension of the throne is peace in the land and this is anchored on universal belief that it is only in the atmosphere of peace and tranquility that progress, growth and development can take place, he said.
The Olubadan added, “Your installation is a call to service and promotion of good neighborliness. You are not being installed to revoke the land sold out by your forebears in order to resell and make money, such would not engender peaceful co-existence, rather, it would generate avoidable tension. I urge you all to be my good ambassadors in your respective domains”.
Commending the security agents for the peaceful conduct of the installation exercise, Oba Lekan Balogun urged them to keep up the good work maintained that his reign would ensure fairness, equity and justice in the installation of Mogajis and Baales.
“I urge all prospective families to do their homeworks properly before coming to the Olubadan-in-Council to make our job simpler”.
The installation of the new community leaders was attended by members of the Olubadan-in-Council and other stakeholders in Ibadan traditional institution.
At the installation exercise, three families produced Chiefs Raheem Wahab Dada, Kabir Adegboyega Oderinlo and Waheed Oyelami and installed as Mogaji Lasokun (Alekuso), Mogaji Oderinlo (Oja’ba) and Mogaji Kehinsi (Ita Baale) respectively, five villages got Baales.
The Baales are, Morufu Olaigbe Okeseyin (Okeseyin Village), Kafar Adeniran Lamolo (Lamolo Elerin Village), Wasiu Oyelakin Akobi (Akobi Elemu Village), Bashiru Atilola Adisa (Kiabi Village) and Yekeen Ogunlabi Obisesan (Akanran Aperin Village).