Speech on the official presentation of instrument of office to his royal highness, oba michael folarin fabunmi, the new onifisin of ifisin ekiti
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR Speech of Her Excellency Mrs. ‘Funmi OLAYINKA Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria,At the Official Presentation of Instrument of Office to His Royal Highness,Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi, the new Onifisin of Ifisin-Ekiti, on Friday October 7, 2011.PROTOCOLSIt’s a great pleasure for me to be here on this epoch making occasion of thepresentation of Instrument of Appointment and staff of Office to the Kabiyesi,the Onifisin of Ifisin, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi.The appointment of Kabiyesi, the new Onifisin is not by accident as you willrecall that the stool of Onifisin became vacant on August 2, 2000 following thedemise of Oba Michael Adejugbe who hailed from Adejugbe Ruling House. Thestool was however filled on 1st October, 2007 when the State ExecutiveCouncil approved the appointment of the Kabiyesi to whom instrument ofoffice is being presented today.While giving all glories to Almighty God for making this auspiciousoccasion a reality, I want to also appreciate the good people of IfinsinEkiti who had patiently waited for this long and made several efforts toensure that their Kabiyesi-designate return from the United States ofAmerica to answer this clarion call to serve his people.There is no doubt therefore, that today’s occasion marks the beginning ofa new era in the history of the Ifisin people.1 | Page Presentation of Instrument of Office to the Onifisin ofIfisin-Ekiti, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi on Friday October 7,2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORKabiyesi, the unanimous decision of the kingmakers to appoint yourRoyal Highness placed an arduous task on your shoulder, and indeed allthe stakeholders in this Community to work harmoniously with all andsundry.May I therefore admonish you to embrace honesty, truth, humility anddignity and as well prove yourself to be a role model whose exemplary lifeis worthy of emulation. As the leader of your Community, you must bedecisive; most especially when it comes to denouncing what you believewould not promote amity among your people.I pray that your reign will witness unrivaled achievements in the area ofsocio-economic development of Ifisin-Ekiti. Nonetheless, I wish to urgeyou to exercise utmost restraint in the use of power bestowed on you.In advising your Highness to carry your people along when makingdecisions on issues affecting your community, I want to call on thepeople of Ifisin-Ekiti to cooperate with the new Kabiyesi and ensure thathis reign is blessed with remarkable success.The kabiyesi cannot go it alone because a tree does not make a forest.His tenure and the attendant achievements would depend largely on theamount of cooperation he receives from the generality of the people ofthis community. You should therefore, join hands with Kabiyesi toaccelerate the development of your home. The Kabiyesi needs youradvice, assistance, cooperation and prayers for a successful reign.As regards the requests contained in the address presented by theChairman of Ido-Osi Local Government and that of the Kabiyesi, I wish to2 | Page Presentation of Instrument of Office to the Onifisin ofIfisin-Ekiti, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi on Friday October 7,2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORassure you that this administration, being a lover of the people, isdetermined to utilize the little resources at its disposal to better the lot ofthe generality of citizenry. We will be fair and even minded in dealingwith all the good people of Ekiti.The Dr. Kayode Fayemi led administration is committed to the growthand transformation of Ekiti State through its 8-point agenda which is theroad map to economic recovery of the State. I also want to place it onrecord that the monumental achievements and progress made so farcould not have been possible without the support and cooperation of ourRoyal Fathers who have demonstrated high sense of responsibilities inmaintaining peace in their various domains. We would continue to relyon the Traditional Institutions in the area of conflict resolution andsustenance of peace.Our government would continue to promote fairness and transparency inthe choices of candidates for the various vacant stools as we have novested interest any particular candidate for the Obaship of anycommunity.Once more, I congratulate you, Kabiyesi, on this historic occasion. Iwish you a peaceful reign to the glory of God and the benefit of the peopleof Ifisin Ekiti.PRESENTATIONAt this juncture, I have the distinguish honour and pleasure to formallypresent to you Kabiyesi, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi, the Instrument of3 | Page Presentation of Instrument of Office to the Onifisin ofIfisin-Ekiti, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi on Friday October 7,2011.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORAppointment and Staff of Office as the Onifisin of Ifisin-Ekiti today the7th day of October, 2011.May you reign longer than your fore-fathers. Kade pe lori, Ki bata pelese, Irukere a di abere. Igba odun, odun kanCongratulations.H.E. MRS. ‘FUNMI OLAYINKADEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, NIGERIAKaduna,Kaduna State, NIGERIASeptember 12, 20114 | Page Presentation of Instrument of Office to the Onifisin ofIfisin-Ekiti, Oba Michael Folarin Fabunmi on Friday October 7,2011.