40 prominent Yoruba personalities have been conferred with chieftaincy title by the Yoruba Community in Ghana for their immense contributions in various areas of nation building in Accra.
The conferment aimed at encouraging Yoruba Community in Ghana to be more committed towards the development of where they find themselves in Ghana and also contributing towards the development back in Nigeria as well.
Notable among the prominent personalities included, Alhaja Risikat Vanderpuje with the title Lyalode Yoruba Ghana, Alhaji Musa Baba, the Asiwaju of Yoruba Ghana, Dr. Albert Bayor Asaolu, the Aare Mayegun of Yoruba in Ghana among others.
The colourful ceremony was well attended by the Yoruba Community in Ghana, traditional rulers, businessmen as well as people from all walks of life.
Addressing the gathering, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Dr. Oba Adeyeye Enitan, appealed to Nigerians in Ghana to be patriotic in the course of development of the country.
He said, “your productive contribution is very key to the socio-economic development of the country, because patriotism is the backbone of development.”
In his speech, the Greater Accra regional President of Yoruba Community in Ghana, Oloye Amb. Oyeyemi Fatuyi congratulated the newly installed Chiefs for their immense contribution toward the growth of Yoruba community in Ghana.
He entreat them to be good leaders saying; leadership is a privileged opportunity to serve and liberate one’s people from every chain of injustices, oppressions and sufferings then restore total wellbeing, freedoms.
“What you should also know is that communities served as a rallying point for organising their kinsmen to contribute to community and national development”. He added
Oloye Amb. Oyeyemi Fatuyi noted that in order to achieve development, however, there is the need for them to come together in unity and to eschew all divisive tendencies to plan in a constructive manner.
He also urged the Yoruba Community in Ghana to support the new Chiefs and to accord them their full co-operation to enable them to discharge their duties to the satisfaction of all.
“As Chiefs, i will also appeal to you to be of good conduct, tolerant and a father to all members of the community”. He said.
“Chieftaincy is from God, and therefore, it behoves on us to honour and respect our chiefs. When we put a chief in place, we should support him at all times”. Oloye Amb. Oyeyemi Fatuyi asserts.
By: Paul Mamattah