The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has installed Alayeluwa Oba Samuel Olukayode Sodimu as the first Olu of Sunren Olorunsogo Igbein, Egbaland, Ifo Local Government of Ogun State.
The new Olu of Sunren Olorunsogo Igbein Kayode Samuel Sodimu received his appointment letter, signed by the Director, Chieftaincy affairs, Adesoji Adewuyi on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs, yesterday, Monday 20.
The letter read in part thus:
“I have the greatest pleasure to inform kabiyesi that sub-sections(1) and (2) of section 25 of the chiefs law of Ogun state of Nigeria, 2006, the Ogun Government of Ogun state of Nigeria has approved your appointment as the first Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Olu of Sunren Olorunsogo in Ifo local government with effect from 13th may 2019.
“I am to convey to kabiyesi, on behalf of the state government, hearty congratulations on this appointment and wish kabiyesi good health, long life and many years of peaceful and prosperous reign.”
Performing the installation and presentation of letter to the monarch at the Obas’ Complex Hall, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, Senator Amosun said that the promotion and upgrade of Baale of Olorunsogo Igbein Kayode Samuel Sodimu fulfilled the requirements for upgrade of traditional rulers, as stipulated in sub sections (1) and (2) of section 25 of Chiefs laws of Ogun State, adding that all appointment and promotion followed due process and recommendation from prescribed authorities.
Governor Amosun, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, pointed out that Ogun State had witnessed tremendous growth and development in the last eight years, noting that traditional institutions had played prominent roles in achieving this by ensuring that peace and stability reigns in their domains. He charged the monarch to see his upgrading from Baale to a coronet Oba as a call to serve his people as well as an avenue to mobilize them for the socio-economic development of the community, saying he should embark on more projects to complement State government efforts.