In a world ravaged by tension, violence and crime, it is needful to preach and off course practice peace, unity, progress and humanitarianism.
Anything to the contrary, the collective karma will prevail. What we sow, we reap, either as an individual, community, state or nation.
This is what High Cief Oluwayemisi Adeshina Fadipe, Agbodere 1, Baale of Ifelodun, Orile Ifo, Ogun State, at the weekend preached the gospel of peace, unity and progress for residents of his community, Ogun state, our beloved country and the entire world.
The occasion was the 13th years coronation and installation of 16 chiefs held at Community Nursery & Primary School, Orile Ifo, in Ogun State.
In his welcome address, the Baale, poured encomiums on the residents of the community for living in peace, love and unity with one another, regardless of their tribe, gender, tribe and nationality.
He also praised Prince Dapo Abiodun and Hon Taiwo Oluomo, Governor and Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly respectively, for working tirelessly in ensuring that the state is peaceful, loving and united, despite its diversities.
Abiodun and Oluomo are both politicians on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. The party is holding forth at the federal level with Muhammmadu Buhari, as the president of Nigeria.
Honestly speaking with insecurity and poverty presently ravaging Nigeria, the self-acclaimed giant of Africa, what we need foremost at this point in time is peace, unity and progress.
Anything less is not acceptable to those of us who hold the country dear in our daily dealings.
The Ifelodun Baale also praised HRM Alayehiwa, Oba Abdul Semiu Adewale Ogunjobi, Arolangbade 1, Olorile of Orile-Ifo land and HRM Olowu Kangunere, Oba ( Dr) Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmi, Amororo II, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Abeokuta, for gracing the occasion, accompanied with notable Baales and Chiefs from various communities in the State.
A copy of the programme made available to this writer by the Baale named those installed as: Chief Ismaila Akibo( Otun Baale), Chief Yinka Akinwale(Balogun), Chief Mrs Adun Ogunmodede( Iyalode), Chief Semiu Ajani ( Akogun), Chief Ishola Akeem(Akinrogun), Chief Abiodun Olubiyi(Bada) and Chief Mrs Oluwakemi Onifade(Iyalaye)
Others are: Chief Amos Fakeyi ( Oga-Nla), Chief Akindele Samuel, (n Oluwo), Chief Femi Ibitoye,(Ekerin Agba), Chief Wasiu Badmus(Asiwaju), Chief Yemi Amos( Agba Akin), Chief Akeem Olude( Odofin, Chief Ajibola Akulola, ( Olori-Odo) and Chief Richard Abiodun Samuel( Akeweje), among others.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that in attendance at the event were traditional rulers within and outside Ogun State, politicians, government officials, security agents, as well as officials of the various community development associations.
It featured prayers and presentation of certificates to the installed chiefs, dances and entertainment.