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Ogun Community Gets First Monarch In 108 Years



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Governor Dapp Abiodun

The Moriwi Kingdom of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun state has welcomed its first king, ten decades after the community came into existence.

Naija News understands that the community was founded far back as 1914 but had no traditional leader since time being.

After 108 years of coexistence between the locals, Governor Dapo Abiodun-led government of the state consented to the appointment of Oba James Taiwo, as the Alele of Moriwi Kingdom and the first monarch in the community.

Speaking at the installation and presentation of staff of office to the monarch, the governor who was represented by Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, said the traditional ruler would serve as an intermediary between the government and the people.

He described Taiwo’s appointment as a call to serve.

The governor, however, urged the monarch to champion efforts that will further enhance peaceful co-existence with neighbouring towns.

Governor Abiodun insists the reign of the monarch should create a conducive environment for investors to do business in Moriwi.

He said, “Your appointment is a call to serve your people, and as such, you are expected to champion all efforts that will further enhance peaceful co-existence with other neighbouring towns while also cooperating with other royal fathers within Yewaland and indeed, the entire Ogun State, in order to justify the mandate and trust reposed in you by the good people of Moriwi and the Ogun State Government.

“Let me inform you that as a Coronet Oba, your domain remains Moriwi. You are not expected to extend your authority beyond Moriwi and you have not been authorised to install Baale over any settlement in your neighbourhood.”

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