The Ogun State government has called on the Lagos State Ijebu Traditional Rulers’ Forum, to continue to uphold unity, harmony, and the rich cultural heritage that is deeply rooted in Ogun State despite geographical boundaries.
The governor who made the call at the palace of the Awujale of Ijebuland, said the traditional rulers must be conscious of the bond of cultural cohesion and homogeneous culture irrespective of the difference in their geographical abode, noting that it was high time they began to use affinity to drive socio-economic development and the security between the two States.
“At the historic visitation of the Ijebu monarchs based in Lagos State to the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Adetona in his palace in Ijebu-Ode, we assured all our Royal fathers of this administration’s unwavering commitment to the preservation of our rich history and cultural heritage and successful implementation of our building our future together agenda”.
“We noted that our government will continue to invest in programs and initiatives that would always celebrate our history, empower our traditional institution and promote our cultural adversity”.
“We understand that culture is a venture of social cohesion, economic progress and socio-economic development”.
“Our traditional institutions are simply built on the history, ancestors, culture, customs, religion and values of the people”.
“For us in Ogun State, we remain committed to fostering unity and collaboration among all various ethnic groups in the state so that together, we can overcome the challenges and achieve remarkable progress in all sectors”, Abiodun added.