ADEBORUWA WORRIED AT SECURITY CHALLENGES OF ADEGBOSE COMMUNITY IGBOGBO

It was a great concern and very worrisome to the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, when he heard about the security challenges facing the residents of Adegbose community, in Igbogbo. This is in reference to the recent attack on the family of four at Adegbose, Olu Odo, Igbogbo, which claimed the lives of two people while the other two were seriously wounded.

According to HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali who was ably represented by powerful delegate from the Palace, led by High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo Kingdom, he sympathized with the peaceful people of Adegbose community on the ugly incident, he disclosed his visit to the Area Commander, Area N Police Station, Ijede, on how to curb this incessant menace on the people of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA. He however pleaded with the CDAs and the residents of Adegbose community to be security conscious and making sure that their environment is clean and to secure their house windows with burglary. Alayeluwa also commended the excellent performance of the DPO, Ipakodo Police Station, Mr Adigun Salami, for his prompt and effectiveness towards security issues, he advised to decentralize Adegbose Central CDA for easy controlling and promised that a Baale would soon be installed at Adegbose community, for him to be aware of timely situation at the community.

However, Mr Adigun Salami, promised to continue doing his best towards protecting the lives and properties of the people, he then pleaded with HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, to engage the government of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, to improve on security by getting Vigilante guards for the communities.

The CDA of Adegbose under the Chairmanship of Mr Moshood Aremu and the residents thanked HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, for his fatherly role in bringing peace back to the community and promised to restructure the central body of the CDA for smooth monitoring.

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Acceptance Speech by Prince (Barr.) Semiu Orimadegun Kasali

Acceptance Speech by Prince (Barr.) Semiu Orimadegun Kasali delivered on ……after his selection by the Adeboruwa Kingmakers of Igbogbo and confirmed by the Lagos State Government as the Adeboruwa-elect.

Protocol.

I acknowledge the greatness of the Almighty Eledumare, the creator and Orisa-Nla who has made today possible and forever I shall be of immense appreciation to how He been manifesting Himself in my life.

I pay homage to my ancestors, the Olojas that had reigned from time immemorial and firmly established the ancient town of Igbogbo on the surface of the earth and laid the path we are about to embark upon in charting another course for Igbogbo. More importantly, I acknowledge the Oba Kashimawo (1900-1905), Oba Osho-Ojuba (1905-1931), Oba Banjoko (1931-1933), Oba Banmosu (1933-1939), Oba Festus Molaja Ogunlewe, Jpil (1940-1974), Oba Joseph Omodeinwajaye Odugbose (1975-1977) and the immediate past Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba (Dr.) Johnson Olatunji Fatola, Jpil (1979 – 2015), those who established the modern Igbogbo kingdom.

My special appreciation to the Adeboruwa kingmakers who deemed me fit and competent to ascend the throne of Adeboruwa and the entire Adeboruwa-in-Council Chiefs who together we shall be managing the affairs of the community. Likewise, I greet the entire Adeboruwa Ruling Houses of Igbogbo including my own Ijaolu Ruling House for the support and trust repose in me to ascend the throne on their behalf. Also, to the residents and good people of Igbogbo Kingdom for their moral, spiritual and other supports in making today a reality.

I thank the Obas in Ikorodu Division starting from Permanent Vice Chairman, Lagos State Council of Obas & Chiefs and Paramount Ruler/Chairman, Ikorodu Divisional Council of Obas & Chiefs, HRM Oba (Engr.) Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro, FCA, the Olubeshe of Ibeshe, Oba Richard Ogunsanya and the Obateru of Egbin, Oba Akeem Oriyomi and other traditional chiefs across the Ikorodu Division especially those that are members of the divisional council, for their supports and encouragements.

Finally, I thank His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and entire State Cabinet and Principal Officers and members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for their supports.

Indeed, this is a turning point in the affairs of Igbogbo Kingdom and Ikorodu Division in general. I have offered myself to serve God and the generality of my people and there is no turning back.

We shall together in the spirit of love, kindness, cooperation and will to take Igbogbo to the next level of traditional, socio-economic and political developments. This is not trying to blame anybody for the current position of Igbogbo among other component parts of the division, but our position to me is not pleasant and I very well believe that we all feel same way. It is now time to recommit and rededicate ourselves to the progress and development of Igbogbo and make her the envy of others within the division and the state. It is possible and God willing, we shall succeed and we are not going to leave anybody behind in achieving this.

We shall practice an open-door policy and everyone shall have opportunity to contribute his or her quota. Our plan is to rebrand Igbogbo, facilitate socio-economic developments, encourage cultural rebirth, improve our traditional status, propagate Igbogbo tourism potentials and maximize her human and material resources for the benefit of the community. This is our pledge and we are assured that God will grant us the ability, capacity and capability to succeed. Amen.

I cannot conclude this short speech without acknowledging my co-contestants to the Adeboruwa stool. Their interests added colour to the contest and showed that Igbogbo is endowed with quality men. This is our reign and we shall together steer the ship alright.

Same to the other ruling houses still contesting my emergence, I say to them that it is only God that crowns an Oba and in this case, I have been the chosen one. I humbly seek for your understanding and supports. I appeal to you that we should avoid going back to the period between 1979 and 1990s, when the falcon was unable hear the falconer and we are still witnesses to the effects. As an officer in the temple of justice, I will defend your rights to seek justice whenever you feel aggrieved but in this case, the custodians of Igbogbo culture and tradition and the entire Igbogbo people have pronounced and since we can only have a king at a time, I am again soliciting for your supports and I assure you that when the dust settled we shall collective look into our existence and adjust where necessary.

On this note, I am humbly accepting the anointment of God, selection of the custodians of Igbogbo culture and tradition and the mandate of the generality of Igbogbo people as the next Adeboruwa of Igbogbo and I promise to use this position to further the course of Igbogbo in particular and Ikorodu and Lagos in general. So help me God.

Thank you all and God bless.

 

 

BEING THE ADDRESS OF HIS ROYAL ,MAJESTY ,ALAYELUWA OBA SEMIUDEEN ORIMADEGUN KASALI, EMUGORIADE 1 AT THE CORONATION THANKSGIVING HELD ON SUNDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER, 2016.

Calvary greetings to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

All glory, honour and praise be unto the almighty God, the creator of all, keeper, sustainer and the one who makes all things possible.For He knows me before I was conceived and channeled me to this sphere. Jeremiah 1:5.

According to the Psalmist, chapter 62, verse 11 : “ God has spoken once; twice have I heard this ; that power belongs unto God”, it is by this rare grace of God that I am crowned the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo kingdom. I acknowledge His grace and special interest in my life, choosing me, and settling me on the throne just like He chose king David. To the KING OF KINGS, I return all glories.

I want to sincerely appreciate the Christian community for your prayers, supports and encouragement. Your warmth reception and good wishes give me joy and I am well pleased and proud to be associated with you.

I am using this medium to appreciate the existing religious harmony amongst the faithsin Igbogbo. Like Oliver the twist, I am appealing to the body of Christ to maintainsustainable unity, peace and love with other religious bodies in the community. In my reign, religious tolerance and harmony shall be celebrated and awarded.

Spiritual nutrition is highly lacking and lagging in our children and wards. To restore moral, dignity, the ‘omoluwabi’ tenets and spiritual renewal, the church needs to gallantly rise to this occasion in our community. This is not to say that you have not been playing your roles right, but now we need holistic and integrated approach to the hydra headed monster- cultism. May I charge you on this special movement to ensure security of lives and property through a purpose designed sermons and doctrines.

As Paul Apostle will always canvass, please pray for me always for divine wisdom, direction, counsel, leading and protection. James 5:16 says the prayer of the saint avail much.  Always remember to pray for this kingdom that the peace of God and His light will always shine in Igbogbo. I have always believed that, a kneeling knee is a prevailing feet.

One again, I sincerely express my gratitude to the Christian community for your reception and I pray that God the father of light will continually make His grace, love and fellowship of the Holy spirit continue to abide in us now and forever more. Amen.

Thank you and remain blessed.

Shalom!

H.R.M ALAIYELUWA OBA (BARR.) SEMIUDEEN ORIMADEGUN KASALI

EMUGORIADE 1

 

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY HIS ROYAL MAJESTY OBA SEMIUDEEN ORIMADEGUN KASALI, EMUGORIADE 1, ADEBORUWA OF IGBOGBO KINGDOM– AT THE GRAND FINALE OF HIS CORONATION CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, 26TH, NOVEMBER 2016.

Your Excellency, Mr. AkinwunmiAmbode, the Governor of Lagos State,

Your Excellency, Dr. OlurantiAdebule, Deputy Governor of Lagos State,

The Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. S.O.B. Agunbiade,

Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency 2, Hon. NurudeenSolaja,

Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello,

Commissioner for Local Government, Community Affairs,

Acting Commissioner of Art and Culture, Hon. (Chief) Mrs. AdebimpeAkinsola,

Members of the State Executive Council,

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State,                                         

Your Royal Majesty, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba (Engr.) KabiruAdewaleShotobi, and other Royal Majesties in Ikorodu Division,

Present and Past top officials of Federal and Lagos State Governments,

The Sole Administrator of IgbogboBaiyeku LCDA,

The Olisa and former Regent of Igbogbo, Traditional and Honourary Chiefs,

Our Highly respected Kingmakers of Igbogbo,

Members of Royal Families here present, particularly the OlotuEbi of my Royal Lineage, Baba NosirudeenOyetadeIgu

Members of Emugoriade Branch of Ijaolu Royal Family

My dear good people of Igbogbo kingdom.

Relations and Friends here present,

Members of the Press,

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.

I acknowledge the greatness of the Almighty Allah, God of the Universe, the creator and Orisa-Nla who has made today possible and forever I shall continue to glorify Him for His mercies on me.

Worthy of my immense appreciation is His Excellency, MrAkinwunmiAmbode, the Governor of Lagos State. Sir, what is happening today is a manifestation of the all-inclusive governance system which has brought about rapid development at the grassroot in Centre of Excellence. The entire people of Igbogbo Kingdom appreciate you.

My gratitude also goes to the entire State Cabinet, Principal Officers and members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for their supports.

Special appreciation goes to the Adeboruwa kingmakers who facilitated the obaship’s smooth process and deemed me fit and competent to ascend the throne of Adeboruwa.

Likewise, I greet the entire Adeboruwa Ruling Houses of Igbogbo including my own Ijaolu Ruling House for the support and trust repose in me to ascend the throne on their behalf. The residents and good people of Igbogbo Kingdom are also appreciated for their moral, spiritual and other supports in making today a reality.

My appreciation will be incomplete without the special recognition of the Coronation Central Working Committee. Your efforts over the last few weeks are the beautiful things we are seeing today. May our ancestors celebrate you before kings.

Let me seize this opportunity to call on every stakeholder in the Kingdom to join hands with me in moving our dear Igbogbo to a greater height. This is the time to close ranks; this is the time to close ties; this is the time to make the best use of our natural and physical endowments. For everybody that my emergence might have offended, I say a big sorry. As for me, nobody, I mean nobody has offended me.

As the father of all, I shall present myself as the nexus of connection between old and young, rich and poor, etc. In my reign, our watchword will be “ajumose”. Nobody will be left out in the movement to turn our Kingdom into value-driven one. I shall serve and discharge my duties without fear or favour.

For the well thought out developments and truly needed industrialization of Igbogbo Kingdom to come to fruition, we must be ready to work hand in glove in ensuring adequate security of lives and properties.

I am admonishing every stakeholder to join me in making Igbogbo Kingdom and its environs crime free and investor’s haven. While extending the frontiers of the new developmental agenda to all the communities around Igbogbo Kingdom, I implore all stakeholders in community development within Igbogbo and it’s environs including the Baales and Chiefs to contribute positively towards the realization of the goals of my reign as the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom.

I shall lead a peaceful, proactive and purposeful movement to change the orientation of our children, take arms from them and replace with value driven vocational skills, well-paid jobs, pens, machines, etc., facilitate the protection of our borders, synergies with relevant security outfits, engage governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations for the needed social-economic infrastructures, design lasting security models, and canvas for all inclusive “community policing”.

It is my primary duty as the paramount ruler of this Kingdom to protect the vulnerable, the weak, the strong,  the haves and the have-nots. And I shall do that to the letter and beyond.

Embracing peaceful solution to solving this Hydra headed monster is not a sign of cowardice, but a reflection of modern intelligence in crisis management. I hope the concerned will not take liberty for laxity, hence they will feel the full weight of a KING!

Let me reiterate my sincere appreciation for the religious harmony that exists between the religious bodies in our Kingdom. However, Spiritual nutrition is highly lacking and lagging in our children and wards. To restore moral, dignity, the ‘omoluwabi’ tenets and spiritual renewal, the religious bodies need to gallantly rise to the occasion. This is not to say that you have not been playing your roles right, but now we need holistic and integrated approach to the gangsterism. May I charge you on this special movement to ensure security of lives and property through a purpose designed sermons and doctrines.

Another focus of my reign is on industrialization. I will like to appeal for the supports of Igbogbo indigenes at home and in diaspora, and all other Nigerians to be fired up on this. I am open to suggestions that will open up the community to vast industrial development. We must work together to banish poverty and backwardness in this community. This is my kingdom, your kingdom, our kingdom. We can do it.

It should be noted that, in preparedness for the job opportunities that the industries would avail us, education is paramount to growth and development. Let us encourage modern and needed capacity building within and outside the four walls of the classrooms. Please, endow scholarships and awards for different categories of skills, re-skilling and upskilling. Doing this, no single indigene or indigent in Igbogbo will be left out in formal and informal education.

Furthermore, I need you all to develop our tourism potentials into tourist attraction that will lead to massive development of tourist destinations. We have all it takes. We have cultural inheritance, we have the cultural values and we shall deliver the hub of tourist havens in Ikorodu, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole. If you believe we can do it, join me in repositioning our heritage to the advantage of the Kingdom.

Today, we shall unveil the insignia of office for the Adeboruwa seat. This I am doing as one of the steps to rebrand the Kingdom for better equity.

In the same vein, the website of the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo will also be unveiled- www.adeboruwaofigbogbokingdom.com.ng. Please, visit the website, let me get your feedback. We have created a platform on the website to drive the Igbogbo Skill Acquisition and Empowerment Drive, (iSAED), we need our children to fill the data forms for better documentation of skill and empowerment needs.

May I use this opportunity to appeal to the Government of the day to extend constitutional roles and recognition to the traditional rulers in this democratic framework. The traditional institutions have come of age and should have statutory roles to fast track desired changes in their communities. This is not to say that, there won’t be overzealousness on the part of some rulers, the law should place a caveat on the provision to make every traditional ruler responsible for his action and inaction like every other Nigerian. The advantages in this provision will far outweigh the disadvantages.

On the final note, we shall practice an open-door policy and everyone shall have opportunity to contribute his or her quota. Our plan is to reposition Igbogbo, facilitate socio-economic developments, encourage cultural rebirth, improve our traditional status, propagate Igbogbo tourism potentials and maximize her human and material resources for the benefit of this community. This is our pledge and we are sure that God will grant us the ability, capacity and capability to succeed.

I cannot forget to thank my professional colleague, my colleague in the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, Lagos State Building Control Agency, Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority and Lagos State Government in general; My immediate and extended family, particularly my Oloris and children for your support and endurance. I sincerely love you all.

On this note, may I humbly welcome everybody to the Kingdom of limitless but positive possibilities. Welcome to the NEW IGBOGBO KINGDOM.

Long live Igbogbo Kingdom

Long live Ikorodu Division.

Long live Lagos State

Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria

Thank you all and God bless.

HRM ALAIYELUWA OBA SEMIUDEEN ORIMADEGUN KASALI,

EMUGORIADE 1,

ADEBORUWA OF IGBOGBO