Aare-Onakankafo gives Akeredolu kudos on peace, infrastructure

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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams has lauded Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on his achievement on infrastructure and for sustaining the peace in the state.

Adams gave the commendation on Friday when he visited Governor Akeredolu in his office in Akure.

He was received on behalf of the governor by Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.


Adams who is in indigene of Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North West local government is in the state for a reception to be held in his honour as the first Aare Ona Kakanfo from Ondo and Ekiti axis.

Adams said "I am using this opportunity to thank his excellency and to even thank him for the good work he is doing in Ondo state. Even though I am not part of the system, I have been informed about the product you have in the system. Not only the infrastructures or major projects, we are talking of peace and tranquility we are enjoying in Ondo State.

"At the same time, I am here to tell you as your product from this state I won't disappoint you during my reign as Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

"The Aare-Onakakanfo we have now is not about war. The time of war for Aare-Onakankafo is over. Nigeria has its own sovereignty, we have the army, the navy, the police and we have the air force.

"It is not the duty of Aare-Onakankafo to go to war for Yorubaland but we can agitate and defend the interest of Yoruba race base on the intellectual way and at the same time, to promote and sustain the cultural heritage of Yorubaland. The most important is the unity of Yoruba race.

"We have discovered some potentials that will be useful for Yorubaland and Nigeria at large. I was in Britain recently, I met some investors, they said they are interested in investing in Nigeria and I told them don't worry, just put in the blueprint I will communicate with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am a citizen of this country, the progress of this country is very paramount to me."

In his response, the deputy governor promised that the state will gave Adams all he needs to succeed in office.

Ajayi said he is excited that Adams is not fanning the embers of war, but rather using his office to advance the interest of Yoruba people and culture.

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