Onijoko Of Ijoko Conferred Honorary Chieftaincy Titles On Hon. Balinga, Maja And Others

Onijoko Of Ijoko Conferred Honorary Chieftaincy Titles On Hon. Balinga, Maja And Others

His Royal Highness, Oba Abdulfatai Alani Matanmi, Otutubiosu 1, the Onijoko of Ijoko, Ota in continuation of  his week long activity marking his birthday conferred honorary Chieftaincy titles on worthy subjects of Ijoko, Ota.

The Onijoko of Ijoko, Oba Abdulfatai Matanmi who commenced a week long activity of his 75th birthday anniversary had earlier in the week conferred traditional Chieftaincy titles on some indigenes and residents of ijoko, Ota. 

 While conferring the titles on the new Chiefs, the Onijoko advised them to be of good conducts to the people as the titles was not conferred on them for merry making but for them to continue their good deeds which they had embarked upon before seeing as worthy to be given the titles. 

In an interview with VOA News correspondent, one of the newly installed Chiefs, Chief Kazeem Ajibola Balogun (Balinga) who was installed as the Bobagunwa of Ijoko-Ota said the title is as a result of his dedicated services to both Ijoko and Ota at large.  

He described Oba Alani Matanmi as a humble man who has distinct character. He lauded Governor Ibikunle Amosun for ensuring that peace was restored back to the town.

“I want to use this medium to thank the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for restoring peace in Ijoko and also appreciate Oba Abdulfatia Matanmi for taking patience to ensure that the government see that he is not violent. A lot has happened in this Ijoko land but thank God peace has been restored and it will stay forever”.


In another interview with Otunba Lanre Martins, the newly installed Akinrogun of Ijoko-Ota, he said he was awarded the title because he deserved. On what he will use his new office as an honorary Chief in Ijoko to bring to the community, he said he will bring the youth together in order to develop Ijoko-Ota as his main mission as a chief was to find a way forward for Ijoko-Ota and Awori at large.

One of the newly crowned Chiefs who spoke with our correspondent, Chief Rafiu Bakare, popularly known as Maja, who was installed as Akinlagun of Ijoko, Ota said he was awarded the for two reasons. One of the reasons is that he from the same linage as the king and also as a result of his attributes. He said his main aim was to see that Ijoko develops.
He described the king as a unique king, someone who is truthful and principled.
He admonished the people living in Ijoko, Ota both indigenes and the non indigenes to always feel at home; and to also heed to the king’s advice in order to ensure stability of peace in Ijoko, Ota.


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