By Adeola Oladele
The newly-elected Executive Members of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) have said they will ensure rapid development and the full realisation of Ibadan agenda.
The executive led by the new President, Chief Wole Akinwande, a former President of Omo Ajorosun Club, told journalists on Monday in Ibadan.
Akinwande said the council would ensure that the collective interest of the city was a priority than self-serving purposes.
He said: “We shall see to the timely completion of the ongoing building project of the new Olubadan Palace. Our administration shall also fight for the creation of Ibadan State.
“It is part of my agenda to also work towards youth employment and the development of basic infrastructure that are befitting for a 21st Century state capital.”
Akinwande had on Saturday during the CCII election defeated his closest rival, Chief Yemi Soladoye, to emerge the 6th president of CCII.
Also, the immediate-past Publicity Secretary of CCII, Mr. Oluwaseye Ogunsina, described Chief Bayo Oyero-led administration as one which had set remarkable precedents.
Ogunsina said that the Council acknowledged the positive contributions of the past executives headed by Oyero, urging the incumbent to emulate such.
“Chief Oyero’s tenure set remarkable precedent. His administration initiated a modern library scheme and a tastefully equipped cybercafe.
“It also embarked on the restructuring of the headquarters of CCII and worked tirelessly towards giving due recognition to traditional institutions in Ibadanland,” he said