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In recognition of their contributions to the development of Gbagura land, the Agura of Gbagural and, His Royal Majesty Oba Babajide Sabur Bakre at the weekend conferred the titles of Tayese of Gbaguraland and Yeye Tayese of Gbaguraland on the Chairman Park Management Services Ltd (PAM), Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin popularly known as Iyeru and his wife Alhaja Memunat Bodunrin.
Presenting the staffs of office to Iyeru and his wife during a colourful ceremony in his palace at the weekend, Oba Bakre said the duo have exhibited good leadership traits.
He added that they have contributed to the growth of the community in no small measure.
He charged them to see the honour as call to serve their hometown.
In his appreciation speech, Iyeru thanked the monarch and Gbagura high chiefs for honouring him and his wife with the title of Tayese and Yeye Tayese of Gbagura land.
He promised to use his position to advance the development of Gbaguraland.
“I sincerely thank Kabiesi and other chiefs for honouring me and my wife. Gbagura Chieftancy title is not a title that can be given to just anybody. It is given to illustrious sons and daughters of the community that have contributed to the growth of the community.
“I will keep supporting the community. I will keep assisting the less privileged in the community. I will collaborate with other sons and daughters of the community to bring the much needed development to Gbaguraland.
“I also want to appreciate Gov. Dapo Abiodun and the Akinrogun of Egba land, Chief Olusegun Osoba for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of Ogun state,” he said.
Present at the event were His Royal Majesty Oba Abdul-Fatai (Olu of Itori), the honourable commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Hon. Nurudeen Olaleye popularly known as “Awoerin”.