Legal luminary, Niyi Akintola becomes Asiwaju of Ido land


The Traditional Council in Ido Local Government, Oyo State on Saturday installed a legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Adeniyi Akintola as Asiwaju of Ido land.

The event, which held at Ido Local Government Secretariat had in attendance Chief Akintola’s wife, Justice Rachel Akintola, former Oyo State Head of Service, Alhaja Ololade Agboola, Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Dotun Oyelade, and Chairman of Ido Local Government, Sheriff Adeojo among others.

Speaking after his installation, Akintola described his installation as unprecedented, saying this is the first time all monarchs in Ido local government jointly endorsed someone to be conferred a chieftaincy title.

He said, “For the traditional rulers in Ido local government to have count me worthy for the Asiwaju of Ido title out of all sons and daughters of Ido land, it is unprecedented.

“This is a signal that it is getting to a time I quit politics, with my new title, I need to be open to everybody, I’m not Asiwaju of PDP or APC, I’m for everybody.

“I’m thinking seriously about it, and that was what informed my initial rejection of the chieftaincy title not only in Ido but many others towns across Oyo State.

“Though challenges in Ido is enormous ranging from insecurity, infrastructural development and others, but i will continue impacting on people’s life’s in Ido local government, and improve on it.”

Some of the traditional rulers in attendance urged other well meaning Nigerians to emulate Akintola’s gesture and contribute their quota towards the progress and development of Ibadanland.

According to them, Akintola’s efforts towards shaping the society can not be overemphasized considering his pedigree and antecendents.


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