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Lagos community, Egbedaland, gets new Oba

By Amidu Arije

It was joy filled and exciting day for the residents of Egbedaland, a Lagos suburb, as the Alimosho Local Government chairman, Hon Jelili Sulaimon, presented an approval letter to Prince Jimoh Hammed Orelope Laka as the Oba Elect of Egbeda Kingdom.

The short presentation ceremony was held at the Alimosho Local Government secretariat at the end of the local government executive council meeting on Monday.

This presentation of letter of approval to the Oba-Elect was sequel to the approval of Lagos State Executive Council on 13th July, 2020 approving Laka’s choice as the Oba Elect of the Egbeda community.

While presenting the letter, Hon. Sulaimon felicitated with Prince Jimoh Hammed Orelope and the people of Egbedaland on the success achieved in getting a new Oba for the community without leading to crisis.

Oba of Shasha Kingdom, Oba Babatunde Akinlowo 1 also prayed for the Oba Elect, Prince Hammed Orelope to succeed in office.

The Oba -Elect, Prince Hammed Orelope in his acceptance speech appreciated everyone for their relentless support towards his emergence and promised to work for the greater development of the community.

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