Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has presented the staff of office to the new Aseyin of Iseyin.
Iseyin is one of the towns in the Oke Ogun geopolitical zone of the state.
Makinde presented the staff of office to the 30th Aseyin of Iseyinland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, on Thursday.
The coronation and presentation of the staff of office to the new monarch took place at Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin.
Some of the personalities present at the event include former deputy governors of Oyo State, Hamid Gbadamosi, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, and Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo; the senator representing Oyo North, Abdulfatai Buhari; members of the Oyo State House of Assembly; and other government functionaries.
Traditional rulers at the event include the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and Onipetu of Ijeru, Oba Oladapo Oyediran.
Makinde, while speaking, said: “I am happy to be here for the coronation of the 30th Aseyin of Iseyinland. Thirty is a unique number. Today is a happy day for us and the gathering is a victory for the sons and daughters of Iseyinland as well as our traditional system.
“The new Aseyin never came to me; he did not lobby me before he was appointed, and I did not hear that the kingmakers collected money to back him for the throne.
“In terms of age, Kabiyesi could be young but he is now our father. So, on behalf of the government and people of Oyo State, I want to wish Kabiyesi a long, peaceful, and successful reign.”
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, earlier in his speech, charged the new traditional ruler to be alive to his traditional responsibilities.
He also urged the people of the town to support and cooperate with the state government to deliver on its roadmap for sustainable development.