International Travel Agent, Alhaji Abeeb Balogun Bags Chieftaincy title in Ogun
The Chief Executive Office, CEO of ABNIM Travels and Tours, Alhaji Abeeb Balogun has bagged the first Otunba Akeweje of Orile-Itesi in Odeda local government area of Ogun State.
The Olu of Orile Itesi, Oba Adeniyi Oluwagbemiga Emulu ( Oroki 1st) honoured Balogun with the title at a colourful event held at Orile Itesi area of the State.
Balogun's installation exercise was performed by Olu of Owode, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo amidst gliz and glamour with promotion of rich culture and traditions on display.
Oba Emulu while speaking, said Balogun was honoured for his contribution to the growth and development of the land, revealing that the Otunba Akeweje of Itesi has been sponsoring education of many indigene students.
Responding after his installation, Balogun thanked the Monarch and the Chiefs as well as the people for finding him worthy of the title.
While promising not to failed in his duties as the 1st Otunba Akeweje of Orile-Itesi, Balogun pledged continuous support for the land and the people.
He, however, urged the government to give more roles to the traditional institution, saying they are more closer to the people and know what they needs.
On rural development and electrification, he appealed to the government at all levels to give priority to the remote areas.
Balogun said " I am highly honoured to be given this title of Otunba Akeweje Orile-Itesi, I am happy. I want to assure you that I will not stop doing what I have been doing for my people".
" Government should give the Obas more roles in governing the people. Our Obas know their people more than the government ".
" Roads in the grassroots should be taken serious. All the rural roads are not in good shape at all. Government should repair them to ease sufferings of rural dwellers and motorists", he said.