The Lagos State Governor yesterday presented the Staff of Office to Abdul-Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal Oba-elect of Iruland.
The Governor in a statement advised the community to support their new traditional ruler to foster development in the land.
Read the full statement below:
Today marks a historic day as I presented the Staff of Office to the 15th Oniru of Iruland, HRM Oba Abdul-Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal.
I urge all sons and daughters of Iruland to rally round the new king and join hands with him for the progress of Iruland, and Lagos State in general.
As an accomplished man with an extensive public service record, I have no doubt that his reign will be a progressive one. The ascension of HRM, Oba Lawal to the throne, marks the start of the next phase of the journey of Iruland into growth, progress and greater development.
I commend the kingmakers and elders of Iruland as well as the ruling houses for the peace and mutual understanding that have characterised the process that led to the installation of the new monarch. This is a remarkable feat, worthy of commendation and emulation.