Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, says hope is not lost for communities seeking autonomy as their requests will soon be considered in the nearest future.
Governor Fayemi explained that his administration cannot attend to all requests for autonomy at once urging agitators to be patient and law abiding.
The Governor made the remarks at the presentation of instruments of appointment and staff of office to Oba Emmanuel Ola Omopariola,the first Alajowa of Ijowa Ekiti, a new autonomous community in Ikole Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by his Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Governor Fayemi congratulated the new monarch and his subjects on the autonomy granted the community which he said is a fulfillment of their age-long dream.
The Special Assistant on Media to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, disclosed in a statement adding that Ijowa Ekiti was the third out of the five autonomous communities where new monarchs have been enthroned.
The new monarch, apparently overwhelmed with joy, said Governor Fayemi delivered the community from slavery and second class rating in the 21st Century.
The Governor explained that Ijowa Ekiti was among several communities that presented their requests for autonomy before the Justice Babajide Aladejana-led Chieftaincy Review Commission with their cases successful before the Panel and the State Executive Council.