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Ogun approves  appointment of new Akarigbo of Remo


Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The Ogun State Executive Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of the newly elected Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Prince Babatunde Adewale Ajayi from Torungbuwa Ruling House.

The State government in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Taiwo  Adeoluwa confirmed the approval after the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Abeokuta.

The government, according to the release, charged the new monarch to bring his wealth of experience as an accomplished professional to bear in his new role and “also use the opportunity of his ascension to the exalted throne to further engender unity, cooperation and peace in his domain”.

Ajayi was appointed by the kingmakers on August 31, 2017 following the demise of Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Ajayi, a chartered accountant and legal practitioner, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation and member and Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), among other professional societies.

The 54-year old monarch attended the University of Ibadan and University of Calabar.