The Provost, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area of the state, Professor Prof. Mukaila Ayanda Aremu has been installed as the Otunba Bobasega of Oro Kingdom while his wife was also installed as the yeye-Otunba Bobasega of Oro Kingdom.
News Hub Mag! reports that the installation ceremony was done by His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdulrafiu Olaniyi Ajiboye Oyelaran, the Oloro of Oro in lrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The colorful event which was widely graced by political stalwarts, business moguls, acidemias, market women, friends, well-wishers, and families took place on Saturday at Okerimi-Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area.
Speaking at the installation ceremony, Oba Abdulrafiu Olaniyi Ajiboye Oyelaran lauded the giant strides Professor Aremu has recorded in the state educational sector, especially as the Provost of College of Education, Oro. He pointed out that such unprecedented performance should not go unnoticed.
“This title is to tell you that your performance is recognized across the nooks and crannies of the state, we have felt it here in Oro Kingdom,” the monarch remarked.
The monarch also appealed to the Kwara State Government to upgrade the College of Education, Oro to a University.
Speaking with News Hub Mag! after his installation, the new Otunba Bobasega who was full of appreciation to the monarch for the chieftaincy title given to him and his wife congratulated the Oloro of Oro on the 20th anniversary of his ascending the throne of his forebears.
“Without a doubt, your reign has brought a lot of development and unity to Oro. May your reign be long, Your Royal Highness,” he said.
The provost also commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his unprecedented support to the College of Education, Oro at all times. He promised to continue to contribute his quota to the development of the College and Oro Kingdom.
“We have enjoyed your support since the inauguration of this administration and enjoy the cooperation you give to Kwara State College of Education, Oro. We thank you indeed and we are proud of you.”
Appreciating family, friends and well-wishers the new Otunba Bobasega of Oro Kingdom said, “The family of Prof & Dr Mrs Aremu sincerely appreciate your moral, physical, gifts and financial support during the conferment of Chieftaincy title as the Otunba Bobasega of Oro Kingdom and the Yeye Otunba Bobasega of Oro Kingdom by HRH Oba AbdulRafiu Olaniyi Ajiboye, Oyelaran 1, Oloro of Oro Kingdom during the occasion of the 20th year coronation anniversary.
“I am impressed with the massive turnout and the presence of eminent personalities throughout which made today colourful and successful. I pray to Almighty God to be with everyone and stand by all always. Indeed, eniyan laso mi.”
In a related development, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) JCC, Kwara State Axis in a release signed by its Vice Chairman, Administration, Comrade Yusuf Abdulhameed Ayomide has congratulated the provost over his recent chieftaincy title.
The body described the Provost as “an embodiment of loyalty, an emblem of humility and contentment.”
“It is a day to celebrate your strength, courage and contribution, which confirm you as one of the most ebullient personalities in the society who deserves this title. You have proved that determination and consistency are needed to make a dream become reality,” the body stated.