HRM Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, the Onisan of Isan-Ekiti and the New Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers received a group of Ekiti Progressives led by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ekiti Summit Media, Mr Femi Alufa during a courtesy visit at his Palace today, Wednesday, August 25.
The group congratulated the Onisan of Isan-Ekiti on his recent appointment as the Chairman of the Ekiti State Council of Obas (Traditional Rulers) by the Ekiti State Government and pray for his successful tenure in office.
It will be recalled that the approval of the appointment of Oba Gabriel Adejuwon took effect from Sunday, August 1, consequent upon the expiration of the two-year tenure of Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, Afuntade 1, the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti on Saturday, July 31st.
“The approval for the appointment was conveyed via a letter from the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, Ekiti State and signed by the Executive Secretary, Mr Adegboyega Morakinyo. The appointment of the new Chairman according to the letter, will run for two years and is expected to lapse on Saturday, 31st July 2023”.
The New Chairman of the Ekiti State Council of Obas and the Onisan of the received the media crew at his palace where he gave royal blessings and support by the group.
Mr Alufa, the Publisher/CEO of Ekiti Summit News was accompanied by the Programme Manager, Bloodlines Social Network Pilot Project (Ekiti State), Honourable Adebisi Adaramola, Honourabke Ayoola Awe, Spokesperson, Ijero Municipal Agenda (IMA), Messrs.Tolulope Folorunso and Emmanuel Abraham, Senior Media & Documentary Officers of Ekiti Summit News.
HRM Oba Adejuwon expressed his delight on the innovative and creative developmental journalism that Ekiti Summit is doing by giving online and print media services to the grassroots, which is projecting Ekiti people to the world and contributing to the development of Ekiti State of Nigeria in particular in this information and knowledge driven world.
Mr Alufa said, “The Onisan of Isan-Ekiti is one of the 16th Ekiti Confederacy Premier monarchs. He is amongst the PeluPelu Obas (Premier Ekiti Monarchs) going by our history, culture and heritage. He is also privileged to be the Chairman at this period of our contemporary history; as a media organization, we will support your majesty as an organization and Ekiti patriots and stakeholders in the development of our State that needs talents and human capital development.”
“We also assure you Kabiyesi (Your Royal Majesty Sir) of our media support at all times. We pray to Almighty God to continue to offer you the support you need at all times. Once again, We wish you a successful tenure of office,” Mr Alufa added.
Also praying for the new Chairman of the Ekiti State Council of Obas, Honourable Awe said, “We have received the appointment of Your Majesty,The Onisan of Isan-Ekiti,HRM Oba Gabriel Adejuwon as the new Chairman of Ekiti State Traditional Rulers’ Council with joy as one of our PeluPelu Obas. Therefore, we wish to use this opportunity to congratulate you Kabiyesi (Monarch). We are confident that you will excel in the performance of your duties during your tenure by the special grace of God.”
The New Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers will be inaugurated at a State ceremony on Thursday, September 2 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital southwest Nigeria, by the Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi and other top government functionaries.