During the Annual General Meeting/Convention of the Yoruba Obasanjo Forum, traditional rulers from the South-West region elected Oba Samuel Adeoye as the President of the forum. Oba Adeoye, the Molokun of Atijere kingdom in Ondo state, was chosen to lead alongside other executive members in steering the affairs of the association and advocating for the Yoruba nation.
The Yoruba Obas Forum, encompassing royal leaders from the South West states, including Yoruba-speaking communities in Kogi and Kwara States, has its headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo State. The primary goals of the association are to promote and sustain Yoruba traditions, culture, and customs, fostering unity and cooperation among Yoruba Obas and their communities.
In his inaugural speech, Oba Samuel Adeoye expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from fellow Yoruba traditional rulers. He pledged to prioritize the development of Yoruba land, emphasizing his commitment to delivering improved traditional services.
As the newly elected President, Oba Adeoye acknowledged the honor bestowed upon him and assured the Yoruba Obas Forum of his dedication to tirelessly working for the betterment of the Yoruba race. He thanked the members for their trust in his leadership.
Furthermore, Oba Adeoye articulated his commitment to advocating for constitutional roles for traditional rulers as the fourth tier of government. He emphasized the timeliness of empowering traditional rulers to effectively oversee security matters within their domains, in collaboration with government security apparatus.
The monarch’s vision aligns with fostering a collaborative approach between traditional leadership and governmental structures for the overall development of the Yoruba people.
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