Prominent Nigerians, including the Governor Of Oyo State Engr Seyi Makinde as well as captains of industries on Saturday thronged Ogbomoso for the conferment of Director-General Oyo State Public-private partnership Hon Segun Ebenezer Ogunwuyi and his wife as the Otunba and Yeye Mayeloye of Ijeru kingdom.
The conferment was done a the palace of the Onpetu of Ijeru Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran Olagbami Osekun III with several monarchs like Olugbon of Igbon Oba Francis Olusola Alao, Aresaapa of Iresapa, Aale of Okelerin, Olobada of Obada and many more in attendance.
Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde was present at the reception held at Olagbami Osekun Civic center Ogbomoso South local government secretariat Arowomole Ogbomoso.
Among several dignitaries in attendance are the Chief Justice Ondo state customary court of appeal Hon Justice Folashade Aguda-Taiwo, Sen Fatai Buhari, Hon Saheed Akinade Fijabi, Alh Rasak Agbeti, Barr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, Mr Biodun oni among others.
Seyi Makinde speaking at the reception urged monarchs to always strive to give their chieftaincy titles to credible Nigerians.
He extolled the virtues of the OYSIPA DG,describing his installation as Otunba Mayeloye and his wife as Yeye Mayeloye of Ijeru Kingdom as a well-deserved honour.
While speaking at the Lagbami Osekun Hall,Ogbomoso,South Local Government, Arowomole, Ogbomoso, Governor Makinde said that Ogunwuyi is one of the future leaders of oyo state and Nigeria.
He said that Hon Ogunwuyi has good records in all the places he had served in the country adding that his footprints are still noticeable in the State House of Assembly many years after he left.
The governor said: “First, I want to say that this honour is well- deserved and I want to thank God that one of us is being honoured at his homestead. They do say that prophets are usually not honoured in their homes but this one is honour at the grassroots.”
Speaking about the possible outcome of the zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party, holding in Osogbo, Osun State, the governor said that Ambassador Taifeek Arapaja will equally emerge victorious in continuation of the honour done to Ogunwuyi.
He said : “You would have been having a premonition about what will happen on Monday (in Osogbo); the Mayeloye title will really be made manifest in Arapaja as he would emerge the Chairman.
“I am glad that one of our own, who is also one of the future leaders of this state and country us being honoured at his home base.
“We have seen people who stole money and were also honoured with titles. But the personality whom Kabiyesi is giving this title today is one who is having impact in the lives of our people in the state.
He has served at the House of Assembly with good track record.
“He has also served as Honorable at the Federal House of Representatives. I searched for his records and observed that he served meritoriously. Since we got into government, I can confirm that he is trying his best for the government of Oyo State as DG of OYSIPA.
“So, I want to beg our Kabiyesi to always honor people like Honorable Ogunwuyi so that they can encourage others to serve our state.
While speaking at the brief event, the Onpetu, Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, Lagbami Osekun III, said that the governor has started well by delivering dividends of democracy.
He prayed that the Almighty will continue to guide the governor to deliver more developmental strides to the people of the state.