Governor Fayemi explains Autonomy granted New Communities, presents staff of office to new Monarch

The Governor of Ekiti State John Kayode Fayemi, has explained the autonomy granted recently to some communities in the state saying it followed due process after due consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

The Governor noted that the autonomy granted to the five Communities was in consonance with appropriate laws, principles of fairness and justice after being recommended by the Justice Jide Aladejana-led Chieftaincy Review Commission and endorsed by the State Executive Council.

Governor Kayode Fayemi stated this while presenting the staff of office and instrument of appointment to Oba Matthew Ajayi Elejogun, the first Asaya of Isaya Ekiti, in Ekiti East Local Government, one of the new autonomous communities.

He was represented by his Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi. The Governor congratulated Oba Elejogun for emerging as the first monarch of the community which he said was not by happenstance but an act of Providence.

Isaya Ekiti indigenes at the coronation ceremony showered encomiums on the Governor over the autonomy which their community is benefitting

The Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers who is also the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, led others monarchs from others communities to the ceremony.

Admonishing the New Oba Governor Fayemi stressed that the responsibilities of developing the town and leading his subjects to the Promised Land now rested on his shoulders.

The Governor pointed out that the traditional ruler, by his installation, has become the custodian of custom and tradition of Isaya people which he must jealously guard.

He admonished the new Oba to see himself as the father, the adviser, the judge, the mediator, the protector of custom and the rallying point for all his subjects.

In his acceptance Speech, Oba Matthew Ajayi Elejogun, the first Asaya of Isaya Ekiti pledged to serve the community and work for its physical, social and economic development.

The monarch appealed to the Governor to come to the aid of the new town through the instrumentals of the five pillars agenda to address the needs of the people.

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