27 March 2021

The Odopetu of Akure Kingdom, Senior High Chief Femi Bello has promised to use his widely connection to bring development to Akure Kingdom, saying he will ensured Akure traditions and culture are promoted worldwide.

He said this while chatting with the PATH Correspondent during his installation as the Odopetu of Akure Land held at the Deji’s Palace in Akure.

He pledges his loyalty to the Deji of Akure, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade, promising to transform and add value to Akure Kingdom.

While congratulating Senior High Chief (Arch)Olufemi Bello on his installation, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu expressed joy over the installation of Arch. Bello as the new Odopetu, assured that Akure kingdom will benefit immensely from him.

He spoke at the ancient ‘Ojukoto’ yard in the Palace of the Deji of Akure on Friday during the installation of the Arch. Bello as the new Odopetu of Akure kingdom.

While noting that the Odopetu is committed to the service of his people,the Governor described him as a man who has distinguished himself in his chosen career.

“The Choice of Senior High Chief Arc. Olufemi Bello as the new Odopetu of Akure Kingdom must evoke instant feelings of approbation, celebration and expectation.

“For a personality urbanized but rooted in the ways of his people, urbane, through nurture, to be receptive of new ways of actualizing the purpose for living, educated, vastly, but trained as a builder, successful Architect, arguably among the best in the country, is a blessing of monumental proportion, not only to his immediate people, but also, and more importantly, to Ondo State.

Governor Akeredolu disclosed that the new Odopetu has been unrelenting on suggesting ways for remarkable improvement in the state, particularly, on his administration’s poise to address the huge infrastructural deficit in the state.

“He made significant input in redesigning the interior of the Presidential Lodge of the Government House. He has redesigned the new Governor’s Lodge which construction will commence in a couple of months.

“I have seen the architectural masterpiece by my friend. It will certainly be a beauty to behold. Let’s look forward to the building in few years down. He has also given useful suggestions to major construction works currently on-going in the state.”Governor Akeredolu said.

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, represented by the majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi; Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Osun, Dr Charles Diji; Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; Chief of Staff to Governor Akeredolu, Chief Gbenga Ale; Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir. Charles Titiloye; Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo and other dignitaries attended the event.

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