Baale Of Egushi, Alhaji(Chief) Maroof Alagbe Gets Staff Of Office
Alhaji Maroof Alagbe on December 23rd, 2016 installed as the Baale of Egushi, Awori land.
The Onilogbo of Ilogbo, Ota HRH Oba (Dr.) Samuel Ojugbele while presenting the staff of office to Alhaji Maroof enjoined him to render selfless services to his subjects. He further warned the Baale not to see his new office as an avenue to engage in vices such as; land grabbing and thuggery which is synonymous to some Baales, urging that those acts are capable of taunting his own image and that of his community which he oversees. HRH Oba Ojugbele went further to say that the Baale is merely a sectional head on the particular land area and by implication, his position does not automatically amounts to authoritarianism in same place. He enjoined him to work hard in order to see to the development of the town, adding that the gods of the land will reward him if he wholeheartedly serve the town.
The Akogun of Oruba, Ota Chief Wadud Deinde, while praying for the new Chief assured him that God will support him throughout his reign as a Baale. He prayed God to give him long life and good health to sustain his new position.
Accepting the staff of office, Chief Alagbe had God to thank for the new position which he attained.
He said that the land of Egushi has been in existence for Donkey years. He said they emanated from Ile-Ife. While coming from Ile-Ife, they temporarily settled at somewhere called Oke-Atta near Olokemeji and they finally settled at Ota in Oruba compound where the Egushi family is domiciled which is the abode of Alagbes’.
The new Baale assured his subjects of a new dawn during his tenure. Chief Alagbe promised them newbies in Egushi town.
Speaking with Voice of Awori, one of Chief Alagbe’s workers, Mr. Asade described him as a very nice man. He said he is a father to all and he is loved by everyone because of his listening attribute. He charged the new Chief to further exhibit his accommodating characters which has been a source of inspiration to his numerous followers.
The event was witnessed by eminent Chiefs in Ota and Ilogbo, some of whom were; Akogun of Oruba, Chief Wadud Deinde, Chief Balogun, the Balogun of Ota. Chief Clement Akinyemi, the Ajana of Ota among other Chiefs.