By Olufemilade Oyinade
It was indeed a historical royal event and a day of joy for the good people of Ipara Remo, home and abroad when the Onipara of Ipara, His Royal Highness, Oba Taiwo Taiwo, Amororo 11,on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, first attended the statutory meeting of Remo Traditional Council, (RTC) held at Akarigbo’s Palace Hall, Sagamu, Remo, Ogun State.
It would be recalled that, Onipara of Ipara Remo stool was vacant for three (3) years (2017 – 2020) after the demise of His Royal Highness, Late Oba (Alhaji) Fatai Adesina SORINOLA, Olamasa II, Onipara of Ipara Remo, Remo North Local Government, Ogun State in 2017. The late Onipara ruled Ipara Remo for 16 years, (between 2001 to 2017), before he peacefully joined his ancestors.
Until Oba Taiwo Taiwo presence at the statutory meeting of Remo Traditional Council recently, Ipara-Remo was not officially represented. This, no doubt, have one way or the other affected the town in terms of Remo regional cooperation, integration, growth and development of Ipara-Remo.
Oba Taiwo Taiwo was officially given the Staff of Office on Thursday, May 6, 2021 by His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, the Executive Governor of Ogun State ably represented by Hon. Afolabi Afuape, the Hon Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogun State.
At the statutory meeting of the Remo Traditional Council, (RTC), held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Remo Traditional Council Conference Hall, Akarigbo’s Palace, Sagamu, Remo, Ogun State presided over by the Chairman, Remo Traditional Council, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, the newest member, Oba Taiwo Taiwo, Onipara of Ipara-Remo was officially introduced and presented to other Traditional Council members by HRH, Oba (Surv.) Amidu Adetunji Osho, the Alaye-Ode of Ode-Remo, Remo North Local Government, Ogun State.
In his speech after he was introduced to the Remo Traditional Council, HRH, Alayeluwa Oba Taiwo Taiwo, thanked Almighty God for making his tasks to the throne a peaceful and successful excercise against all odds. He appreciated the magnanimity of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State and the entire State Executive Council for prompt approval of his letter of appointment as the new Onipara of Ipara Remo.
HRH also thanked the Akarigbo and, Paramount Ruler of Remoland and the Remo Traditional Council for the love and support given to him during and after he left Ipebi (traditional royal seclusion) to the day he received his appointment letter as the confirmed and approved Onipara of Ipara Remo.
The new Onipara of Ipara-Remo promised the Remo Traditional Council of his readiness to continue from where his predecessor stopped in terms of Remo regional projects cooperation and integration for the purpose of growth and development of Remoland.
Immediately after the end of the statutory Remo Traditional Council meeting, HRH, Oba Taiwo Taiwo, Amororo II, Onipara of Ipara Remo addressed the press where he expressed appreciation to the Ipara Remo Community Development Association, under the leadership of Prince Wole Sowole for various community developmental projects executed and economic support (palliatives) given to the Ipara Remo Indigenes during the global COVID-19 pandemic that negatively affected human lives, brought down business and economic activities to stagnation and led to a significant economic recession.
The Monarch also expressed appreciation to all the law abiding citizens and residents of Ipara Remo for the support, love and prayers offered for the growth and development of Ipara Remo and to Remo Growth and Development Foundation, (RemoGDF).
He specifically eulogized the Ipara Remo Indigenes in Diaspora for their great financial support given to the town for various Infrastructural and developmental projects recently.
The Onipara’s Royal Entourage to Akarigbo’s Palace, Sagamu, Remo included: Chief Owolabi Opadipe, Chief Olajide Olubajo, Otunba Taiwo Fasasi, Sir Jimi Solanke, KCW, Oloritun Sumbo Ogunnubi, Prince Gboyega Osinoiki, Prince G.O. Afolabi, Omo’ba Abiola Ogundeko, Hon. Olayinka Fatoyinbo, Prince Adewale Oladehinde.