Osun Govt. Appoints Two New Monarchs

By Nofisat Adeoye

The Government of the State of Osun has approved the appointment of Prince Agboluaje Cornelius Omisade as the Oloja of Ibodi in Atakumosa West Local Government Area and the appointment of Prince Samuel Adeniyi Olaniyan as Edigbon of Edemosi in Ila Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in a release issued at the end of the state executive council weekly meeting and signed by the media adviser to the Governor, Mr Sola Fasure.

Fasure said “Council approved the appointment of Prince Agboluaje Cornelius Omisade as the Oloja of Ibodi in Atakumosa West Local Government Area. Prince Omisade‚Äôs candidature was unopposed, having been presented as the sole candidate by Otemuyi Ogasa Ruling House. Council congratulated and wished him a peaceful and successful reign.

“Council also approved the appointment of Prince Samuel Adeniyi Olaniyan as Edigbon of Edemosi Ila Local Government Area. Prince Olaniyan was the choice of the kingmakers from among the five candidates presented by the Edigbon Ruling House. Council congratulated and wished him a peaceful and successful reign.

The State Government also urged residents to desist from using newspapers and polythene to package food, saying the act is likely to cause harm to the body system.

“Council received report of the harmful health implications of continued use of polythene, especially when it is used to wrap hot food before or after cooking. Council strongly urged members of the public to discontinue this practice and use traditional food wrapping leaves (Eweeran and Ewe Gbodogi) in its place.

“These two leaves contain spices which are medicinal. Farmers are also encouraged to cultivate these leaves in commercial quantity. However, in the quest for using alternatives, food vendors must avoid using newspapers to wrap hot food, since newspapers contain substances which are harmful when ingested with food.” the release read in part.