The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has presented the staff of office to the new Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre, with a charge to accelerate the pace of development in Gbagura land.
Speaking at the Agura Palace, Senator Amosun 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”.
He urged him to extend hands of love and fellowship to all those who competed with him for the stool, and deploy his vast managerial and leadership experience to effect speedy reconciliation amongst the people, saying, no meaningful development could occur in an atmosphere of strife.
While admonishing him to see his appointment as a call to service, the Governor enjoined the Monarch to concentrate on mobilizing his subjects to complement the initiatives of the Mission to Rebuild the State, adding that the people of Gbagura should rally round the new Oba.
Amosun added that the accolades that greeted the declaration of Oba Bakre revealed that his appointment enjoys the overwhelming support of the people, noting that this showed that the nomination and selection processes that produced him followed due process.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, urged Oba Babajide Bakre to carry his people along and give listening ears to his people.
The newly installed Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre, in his acceptance speech, appreciated the unwavering support and trust reposed in him by the people.