Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, claims he sometimes acts like a child for the prosperity of the community.
The king expressed confidence in Iwoland’s strength, stating his ambition is to see the old town surpass Lagos’ Centre of Excellence.
Oba Akanbi stated his efforts are geared toward creating a distinctively economic and lively metropolis, and he urged stakeholders to support his efforts to restore Iwo’s glory.
Oluwo made the announcement at the Oluwo Stadium in Iwo, Osun State, during the annual 2021 Iwo Day celebration.
Oba Akanbi urged well-intentioned sons and daughters of Iwoland to be more dedicated to the land by pooling their interests in order to secure a better future for the land.
He said, “In 1931, according to census conducted, Iwo was the 5th largest city after Lagos, Ibadan, Kano and Ogbomoso. But certain factors that cannot be discussed here caused a monumental drawback. I’ve come to reclaim and restore the glory of the town to compete favourably with Lagos, Kano and other great cities.
“I’m trying my best through traditional influence. Occasionally, I act like a boy, I don’t mind presenting myself as a party man if such will be to the advantage of the town.
“While I acknowledge the efforts of the patriots, I want to charge them to continuously toe the path of honour. I look up to the constitution of a powerful team that will design 2030, 2040 and 2050 visions for Iwoland. We should have a plan of action at intervals to economically, politically, socially and educationally shape the fortune of our great land, Iwo, the home of parrot.
“I appeal to every parent to encourage their children to be loyal and patriotic. Iwo is business-friendly and safe for investment. Let’s harmonize interest to bring out the best in us.
“My enthronement heralded unprecedented recognition for Iwo. Development is in stages. We have successfully established our position and the next is the facilitation of infrastructures. We are on that now. Though it is a sacrifice, I’m enjoying it.”
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