Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has appealed to sons and daughters of Yewa Land to close ranks and embrace unity for the rapid development of the area.
Governor Amosun, who made the call at the grand finale of the 25th Oronna Ilaro Festival in Ilaro, pointed out that there was need for people of the area to shun tribal sentiments that could jeopardize their expectations in the future.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, the Governor said the theme of the festival ‘’Festival of Unity’’ was apt, saying, ‘’there cannot be peace in an atmosphere where there is no unity. it is when the people are united that meaningful development can take place, so I implore the people to come together in oneness for the progress of the area’’.
He congratulated the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, as well as the people on the occasion of another epoch-making festival, which he said had become a rallying point for both indigenes and residents of the area.
Amosun acknowledged the love, support and encouragement accorded his government by the Monarch and the good people of Yewa Land in the last seven years, pledging his continuous support for the advancement of cultural heritage across the State.
Earlier, Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle applauded the unflinching support Governor Amosun’s administration towards reawakening the culture and tradition of the land, which had culminated into the enlistment of the festival in the National Calendar, reassuring that the people will continue to give necessary support towards achieving it set goals.
Chairman of the planning committee, Alhaji Akinola Rafiu, encouraged all sons and daughters of the land to embrace love and unity, saying, these would improve the existing conducive atmosphere which will further boost commercial activities and improve the economy of the area.