The Chairman of Afikarahun Forimu of Ibadan, Chief Lateef Gbolagade Ojo, has hailed the executive of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) for championing the development of the ancient city and restoring peace between Olubadan and warrant kings installed by the immediate past government in the state.
He urged the Yemi Soladoye-led CCII executive not to relent in stoking the fire of progress and growth of the metropolis, even after leaving office.
The chairman said no effort should be spared to give the ancient city a modern look it deserves.
Ojo spoke in Ibadan while highlighting the achievements of the current leadership of the CCII.
The chairman said rebuilding Ibadan House and providing basic facilities that lift its standard and comfort could not be ignored.
The Solodoye led–executive laid the foundation of a new palace for Ibadan, which would have a modern shopping mall for businesses and a police post that would provide security for visitors.
Ojo said all these were proofs of the resolve of the CCII to give the best to the new palace.
The chairman praised Soladoye and members of his executive for taking Ibadan to greater heights.
Describing the CCII executive as trail blazer, he expressed confidence that its achievements would inspire the incoming executive.