The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said his administration will not allow traditional stool of any community to be vacant for too long.
Governor Abiodun stated this during the official installation and presentation of Staff of Office to the first Alale of Moriwi kingdom, Oba James Taiwo in Moriwi, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area, saying obaship institution is an important socio-cultural aspect of the Yoruba people.
Abiodun, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape said the Monarch’s appointment is a call to serve, as well as opportunity to create sustainable conducive environment for credible investors.
He noted that the new position should also be used to champion efforts that would further enhance peaceful co-existence among his people and other neighbouring towns.
The Governor enjoined the people of Moriwi and its environs to cooperate with the new King, in order to bring about development they have been yearning for in the community,
In his welcome address, Executive Chairman in the council, Hon. Yaya Fadipe urged the Monarch to embark on meaningful activities that would involve every member of the town for socio-economic and educational development of the area.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Taiwo appreciated the Governor for the trust reposed in him, promising to discharge his responsibilities with the fear of God, equity, fairness and justice.