The paramount ruler of Ijeshaland and Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesha land, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, has moved into a newly built multimillion naira palace.
Our correspondent gathered that the iconic palace was built through fund donations from notable Ijesha sons and daughters.
The palace was commissioned on Saturday by the Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Addressing the people at the commissioning ceremony held at the Owa Obokun Adimula’s Palace in Ilesa, Oyetola commended Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, and sons and daughters of Ijesaland for building and bequeathing the iconic palace to the Owa Obokun royalty, saying, “the gesture would further cement the existing bond of unity, love, harmony and brotherhood among the sons and daughters of Ijesaland in particular and Osun in general.
The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran, said he is delighted that the ultra-modern palace was conceived, constructed and delivered during his reign.
His words: “This edifice was constructed and delivered within the record time of nine months. This outstanding feat was made possible by the sincerity of purpose, supervision, efficiency, due diligence, openness, accountability, transparency, and team spirit of sons and daughters of Ijesha.
Those in attendance at the commissioning were a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye; members of the National and State House of Assemblies; members of the State Executive Council; traditional rulers in Ijesaland; and sons and daughters of Ijesaland, among others.