It was a convergence of traditional rulers, chiefs and top echelons of the society on Iloko Ijesa, Osun state, Southwest Nigeria on Saturday as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola presented staff of office and instrument of authority to the Owaloko of Iloko-ijesa, Oba Akeem Ogungbangbe, Ajagbusi Ekun the Sixth.
Performing the ceremony, Governor Oyetola tasked oba Ogungbangbe to work with all others in the state council of traditional rulers to further project the good image of the state as a peaceful haven, providing conducive environment for investment.
Governor Oyetola said traditional title was a sacred task that usually come with a greater responsibility urging the Owaloko to exercise authority without fear or favour.
In his acceptance speech, the Owaloko, Oba Ogungbangbe assured of his commitment to the aspiration of his predecessors whom he said had laid a good foundation for the new Iloko ijesa in terms of economic and social development.
He reaffirmed his unalloyed support to the state government in the implementation of its people oriented policies.
Earlier, the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran had sued for sustenance of the unity and peace in Ijesaland urging other traditional rulers in the land to rally round the Owaloko to have a peaceful reign.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi in a remark, expressed joy over the crop of young and vibrant traditional rulers in Yoruba land, praying that God will bless the Owaloko with longevity of life.
Highlight of the event was conferment of the title of Babaoba on the former Governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande by Oba Akeem Ogungbangbe.