Barely a week to the end of his tenire, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has presented the Staff of Office to the new Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre. charging him to accelerate the pace of development in Gbagura land.
During the installation ceremony, held at the Agura palace, in Abeokuta he said: “in performing this task, you will need the cooperation and support of your people. I implore you to be the father of all, irrespective of their political, religious, and social inclinations.”
Amosun, charged the new monarch to extend hands of love and fellowship to all those who competed with him, for the stool, as well as deploy his vast managerial and leadership experience, to effect speedy reconciliation amongst the people.
Noting that no meaningful development can occur in an atmosphere of strife, the governor urged the people of Gbagura to support the monarch.
He stated that the enthusiasm that greeted the declaration of Bakre as Agura showed that his appointment enjoyed the overwhelming support of the Gbagura people.
This, he added, showed that the nomination and selection processes that produced him, followed due process, as prescribed by the Chiefs Law of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.
In his welcome speech, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, urged the monarch to carry his people along, in his task of developing Gbagura.
Bakre, in his acceptance speech, appreciated the unwavering support and trust reposed in him by the people of Gbagura, soliciting their support for a successful tenure on the throne.