Olojoda Of Oda Town, HRH, Oba Julius Ajayi Adewumi Omomo Receives Staff of Office
The Ondo State Government has presented the instrument of appointment and staff of office to the newly Olojoda of Oda town, His Royal Highness, Oba Julius Ajayi Adewumi Omomo.
The ceremony which took place at his palace in Oda town was attended by many dignitaries like the Paramount ruler of Akure kingdom and Chairman, Ondo State Council of Oba, His Royal Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure, Hon. Gbenga Olaniyi, Chairman, Akure South Local Government, State Government Representatives, High Chiefs, Chiefs, sons and daughters of Oda town.
Speaking at the epoch ceremony, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Amidu Takuro who represented the State Governor, urged the new Olojoda of Oda town to see his installation as a call to serve the people of the town.
He said, “Today, you are being presented with the instrument of appointment and staff of office, you must see yourself as a servant, This is a call to serve your people.
There is no leaf that will drop off from the tree without the knowledge of our God. The Lord that said this is the time for you to become the king of Oda town knows what He’s doing. If God doesn’t have hands on it, It can not be possible. I thank God on your behalf that you are ascending the throne of your forefathers today at this age.
When we’re thanking God, we have to thank our Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, because he is a man who doesn’t believe in partiality and I want us to pray for him so that God can grant him good health”.
Alhaji Amidu Takuro stated further that, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN is an advocate that believes in fairness and justice.
“Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is an advocate who believes in fairness and justice.
He doesn’t have the interest of who becomes a king of any community. His choice is whoever becomes the Kabiyesi in Ondo State his tenure must bring rapid development to the state.
The people of Oda town had elected you as a king they believe in.
They know your contributions to the development of the town before you became their king and I know that you are going to do more as they have now installed you as king over them”.
Alhaji Takuro said, Akeredolu led government holds traditional institutions in Ondo state in high esteem, it is our own administration because modern day administration doesn’t help us, The only way is to allow you to administer well because you are the owner of the town.
He said “The focus of Akeredolu led government is to leave Ondo State better than the way he met it.
We want to be proud that during our tenure, we would leave a legacy that people can be proud of”, he said.
In his response, the newly installed Olojoda of Oda town, Oba Julius Ajayi Adewumi Omomo, thanked the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN for installing him as the newly Olojoda of Oda town and promised to leave a legacy worth of emulation.
He said, ” l thank the executive governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for installing me as the newly Olojoda of Oda town. I promise to leave a legacy worth of emulation.
My reign will bring rapid development to the Oda town and people of Ondo State. People of Oda town should expect a lot from me by the special grace of God.
I know the type of work that I am going to face.
They should support me so that we can inculcate into all areas of development in the town”, he said.
Oba Omomo called on other contestants to join hands with him to move the community forward.