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Oyo community gets new king after 13 years

After 13 years of interregnum, the town of Fiditi in Oyo State had a new king on Monday to fill its vacant seat as Oba Oyelere Oyewole Sakirudeen was officially installed and introduced the office staff as Onifiditi of Trusted by the Oyo State Government.

Speaking at the event held at the Afijio Local Government Secretariat, Jobele in Oyo town, Governor 'Seyi Makinde, described the process leading up to the event as laborious and relevant. in legal, historical and archival terms, as Fiditi customs and traditions have been taken into account.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chiefdom Affairs, Dr Bashiru Olanrewaju, Makinde appreciated the importance of the role of a traditional chief in achieving peace and prosperity, adding that "c tis our determination to resolve amicably all disputes capable of preventing the state from moving from poverty to prosperity.

He explained that the confirmation that the Yoruba value leadership in every community is well represented in the saying “ilu kii wa, ki oma ni olori” (meaning that a city cannot exist without a leader).

Makinde admonished the king to see his installation as a call to service. He said: “As Oba of the town of Fiditi, you should appropriately consult your brother Obas and other traditional chiefs of Afijio to make an objective decision in approving the appointments to minor chiefdoms by those who are usually and legally authorized to make such appointments.

"Your Highness should try to understand the customary and statutory laws guiding your roles and endeavor to engage in activities that would complement the efforts of the current administration for the development of Fiditi, the local government of Afijio and the Oyo state in general.

In his acceptance speech, Oba Sakirudeen thanked Governor Makinde for listening to the cry of the people of Fiditi after more than a decade, adding that a new era has arrived in Fiditi.

He said: “I appreciate the Governor, every descendant of Fiditi both at home and in the Diaspora for supporting me and I urge them all to return home and develop our city.

The next step for Fiditi is development; this is our first approach and because of the love that the Fiditi descendants at home and in the diaspora show me since we started the fight, I know that they will support me in the development of Fiditi.

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