Toba Adedeji, Osogbo
The former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun yesterday vowed to use his experience in securing people of Igbomina land.
This is just as the Oragun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun and other monarchs in Igbomina land launched development plan for its people at the first United Igbomina day celebration.
Ex IGP speaking at the backdrop of his chieftaincy appointment unanimously conferred on him by Igbomina monarchs as Oluomo of Igbomina land in the palace of Orangun of Ila boasted that he will use his wealth of experience as an ex-police officer to secure the people of the region noting that he will extend it to the area of development, connection and economy.
Balogun who was represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Goke Fayode, said, “I will use my wealth of experience for the security of Igbomina people. I will not only restrict myself to the area of security but also in the area of economic, connections, development, infrastructure and all my wherewithal to help Igbomina in all respect by influencing good things to the communities.”
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Also speaking at the event, Orangun of Ila, Oba Adedotun stressed that unity of Igbomina is essential at the point where development must be taken seriously. “We have Igbomina communities in Osun, Kwara and Ekiti and we see the need to come together and have a formidable force to develop our communities one way or the other. This programme is a continuous one for the development of the people and these communities.”
The Regional Integration and Special Duties commissioner, Hon Olalekan Badmus in his address said the coming together of Igbomina people is a spectacular one and charge other ethnic groups in Yoruba land to continue to seize opportunities to foster mutual understanding between themselves noting that it will ensue development at all levels.