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Adele Oba Of Ibeseland Says New Monarch Coming Soon, Advises Dangote On CRS, Assured Continued Good Relationship

The Adele Oba of Ibeseland in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State, Chief Tajudeen Aremu Adewuyi has said that process on the nomination of the new Aboro of Ibeseland is in top gear, saying the lucky candidate will soon be unveiled.
Chief Adewuyi who is the Somofe of Ibeseland and head of the Kingmakers of the town while answering questions from StarTrend Int’l magazine and website in Ilaro, headquarters of Ogun West disclosed that four members of the kingmakers are Chief Yisa Alagbe, the Oluwo of Ibeseland,; Chief David Tella, the Jagun of Ibeseland,; Chief Taiwo Kamilu Iwolowa, the Elemo of Ibeseland, including himself.
He said that the four chiefs are the only authority to stair the affairs of the town as stated in the Ogun state gazette, saying, ‘’We are presently working round the clock to make sure we give our community a standard and respective monarch, soonest’’
Chief Adewuyi reveals that the next ruling house to produce the Oba is Oloko family and that they have been contacted to produce a candidate to be screened by the kingmakers; ‘‘and if their candidate meets the lay down requirement he will undergo the necessary rituals surrounding the stool’’.
The retired Custorms Officer further said that the Kingmakers including the traditional chief, honourary chiefs and Baales of the town would sit together to cross examined the nominee from the Oloko Family, ‘‘and we shall carry the state government along before the final installation.’’
He added that if after necessary screening, the Ifa god rejected the nominee; the kingmakers would ask the royal family to present another person, adding that the kingmakers will at the end of the day pick a candidate that will be accepted by the community.
On the relationship between the community and authority of Dangote Cement Company at Ibese, Chief Adewuyi stated that, Dangote must do the needful in order to ensure continued smooth and peaceful relationship between him and the community, pointing out that he has been taking necessary steps at ensuring cordiality between his people and the company’s management.
The Adele Oba Ibeseland further said that elders of the community have been dialoging with the youths of the area on the need to maintain peace, stating that the community is in the eyes of the world as a result of the Dangote Cement Company domiciled in the area; hence we cant afford any crisis of any kind in the area’’.
He pointed out that the company can still do better in its CRS to the host communities in the area of development of Ibese town, pointing out that, Ibeseland where Dangote generates over one billion naira daily does not have drinking water, hospital, electricity and many of the youths from the community were unemployed.
‘‘What we are saying is that the management of Dangote Cement should take its community service relation in the area very serious by providing us with industrial borehole which should be constructed by the company itself, modern hospital, equipped with drugs because of the air pollution, and most importantly dualisation of the major road that leads from the factory to Ilaro and other community roads in the environs,’’’ Chief Adewuyi posited.
He further enjoined the company to provide the community with a Police station, employment of their youths and electrification of the community through provision of electricity transformers among others.
Chief Adewuyi said that if the aforesaid are done, the relationship between the community and Dangote Cement Company would be cordial and there would be mutual understanding ‘‘which will guaranty long lasting peaceful atmosphere in the community.’’
According to him, “Dangote is a man of peace and someone who believes that economy of a nation can only grow and developed in an atmosphere of peace and conducive environment. I want him to take the issue of CRS in Ibese here in Ogun State very serious.’’
Answering a question, the Adele Oba of Ibeseland noted that, “many indigenes of the town who now residing in Lagos are scare to come home as a result of lack of drinkable water, electricity, no functioning medical service.
‘‘Lagos is now congested and people are now coming into Ogun state to live but, they’re avoiding Ibese because of these shortcomings. Alhaji Aliko Dangote should help develop Ibese town as he always do to his birthplace, because our people are at the receiving end of the hazards that the cement plants produces daily”, Chief Adewuyi said.
He urged Ibese youths to remain peaceful and be law abiding, saying, ‘‘there couldn’t ever be development in any environment that is devoid of peace and love.’’
Chief Adewuyi who commended the various developmental strides of the Governor Ibikunle Amosun across the state, expressed delight at the new look the state is now wearing as a result of various infrastructural developments going on in every nook and cranny of the state.
The acting Monarch, who particularly commended the efforts of the government in the area of peace and security in the state, also lauded the efforts in ensuring that health services in the state are at its best, adding that ‘‘Ogun state is now gradually becoming one of the most beautiful state in Nigeria because of the efforts of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.’’
‘‘We, the indigenes of Ibeseland shall continue to show our loyalty to the administration of Governor Amosun and we are delighted that our state is now the cynosure of all eyes, for good things,’’ he enthused.

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