The Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, HRH, Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, is to confer chieftaincy title on Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and other six notable Nigerians.
Others to be honoured by the monarch are, a former Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Major Gen. Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, and his wife, who are indigenes of the town, an Israeli, Him Hille and wife, Engineer Ayodeji Adeosun and Bar. Veronica Safia Ndanusa.
Oba Ajakaiye said the conferment of the chieftaincy title was part of activities marking his first year coronation anniversary.
While addressing newsmen in his palace ahead of the weeklong anniversary which commences on Monday (today) 13, 2021, Oba Ajakaiye said the titles were in recognition of the contribution of the recipients to Iyin Ekiti and the country at large.
The traditional ruler attended the news briefing in the company of the Secretary of the Oluyin in Council, Opeyemi Arije who doubles as the Secretary to the local organizing committee of the anniversary.
Arije noted that the town has witnessed tremendous peace and development in the last year of the oba’s reign.
According to him, ”We are witnessing new dimensions to Obaship in our town.
“Kabiyesi has given a facelift to the palace by providing an office for Oluyin in Council and mini-conference hall.
“He also facilitated and commissioned five motorized boreholes donated by indigenes, support for the creation of LCDA and equipping its Secretariat as well as ensuring that the only bank in the town 6 months was reopened after it was attacked by armed robbers”