By Olufemilade Oyinade
Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi has poured encomiums on Dapo Abiodun over his equitable and people-oriented style of governance which has continually ensured executable, realisable and visible dividends of democracy across the three Senatorial Districts of the state.
Akarigbo said this at a reception organised by the Committee of Friends in honour of the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, Mr. Olurotimi Olumide Sotubo, at his Palace in Sagamu.
Oba Ajayi who described Prince Dapo Abiodun as a forthright person with moral principles, honesty and decency, said his socio-economic developmental drive in road infrastructure, Education, ICT, housing and health, among others had positively impacted on the lives of the people.
The Traditional Ruler who is a cerebral Accountant and Lawyer opined that Prince Dapo Abiodun’s style of governance has shown fairness in the distribution of dividends of democracy, which he emphasised has been done transparently accountably and sterling candidness, while commending him for his outstanding strides so far.
The Monarch enjoined everyone to continue to support his government as he has exhibited dexterous leadership, developmentally oriented projects and a systemic all-inclusive administration
Speaking at the occasion, the State Head of Service, Alhaja Selimot Ottun, attributed various socio-economic developments and the relative peace being enjoyed in the State to the foresight and exemplary leadership of the Governor, pledging the unalloyed cooperation of the State workforce.
She described Mr. Sotubo as a hardworking officer whose deeds have fetched him the honour, noting that his virtues should be emulated by other civil servants in the State.
Sotubo, in his response expressed appreciation to the organisers for the honour bestowed on him and applauded the State Government for giving him the opportunity to serve, promising to remain loyal, focused and committed to the ‘Building our Future Together’ mantra of the Prince Abiodun administration.
Schoolmates, friends and family members in attendance spoke glowingly about Mr. Sotubo and chorused that his sincerity, large-heartedness, commitment to responsibility and benevolence of God earned him their respect, status in government and attainments in life.