The Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi has reiterated his commitment to the development of Eti-Osa area of Lagos, pledging to work with all stakeholders towards ensuring that the fast-growing real estate corridor in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be liveable and likeable.
Oba Elegushi made this pledge when he welcomed the new Oniru of Iru kingdom, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, in his palace, saying that the task of having peaceful and prosperous communities is the responsibility of all, and as kings and custodian of the culture and tradition, they will be leading from the forefront of the crusade.
The monarch said with the ascension and coronation of Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, there would be even development of both Iru and Elegushi kingdoms and this will be replicated across other territories making up the local government, as he is excited at the prospects of working with an experienced public official and development expert as the new Oniru.
In his remarks, the Oniru of Iru, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal said he was at the Elegushi’s palace to thank Oba Elegushi and the people of Ikate Kingdom for the love and support shown to him during the process of his ascension and eventual coronation as the 15th Oniru.
Oba Lawal said his visit to the palace of the Elegushi is also historic as his late father, former Ojora of Lagos, Chief Taoreed Akanni Lawal-Akapo had joined the last Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekini Adeniyi Elegushi in a welcome dance during the former Elegushi’s coronation over two decades ago, and fate has now made himself and Oba Saheed Elegushi kings over their respective kingdoms, having worked together for many years in the services of the Lagos State Government.
He stressed that for them to achieve their plans for a prosperous kingdom, they require the support of all sons and daughters of Eti-Osa, reminding the audience that little can be achieved in an atmosphere of lawlessness and disregard for authorities. He concluded that the two kingdoms have shared vision, mutual respect and understanding as well as support for each other.