By Seyifunmi Odunuga
OKE-OGUN – Following the passage of the bill seeking the establishment of the Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, the traditional rulers in the region have been commended for their unity and togetherness in the pursuance of developmental projects.
Gegun of Ayetoro Oke, Oba Najeemdeen Adelaja Tukuru II, gave the commendation while featuring on a live programme tagged: “Oro Eto Abo” on Oke-Ogun Radio 96.3Hz.
Oba Adelaja said that the era of divide and rule among traditional rulers in the zone is now a thing of the past as they now speak with one voice in the fight for the growth and development of the region.
The monarch applauded the efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde in the establishment of Amotekun security apparatus. He also commended Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III for his leadership roles as custodian of Yoruba culture and preservation of its heritage.
Oba Adelaja reiterated that traditional rulers are saddled with the responsibility of protecting their jurisdictions and likewise are forbidden from taken steps beyond their statutory functions.
He reminiscence that Obas in the past had traditional means of securing their territories without the use of physical weapons.
Gegun of Ayetoro Oke while charging monarchs to go back to the basis of securing their domains in the protection of life and properties of the people, admonished other traditional rulers in the agrarian zone of Oyo State to regard Oke-Ogun Radio as their heritage that should be supported and nurtured.