Text of Address Delivered By Hon. (Chief) Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Chairman, Coronation Committee of His Royal Majesty Oba (Barr.) Abdul Semiu Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1), Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, At A Press Conference Held On Saturday, November 19, 2016, At The Adeboruwa Palace, Igbogbo.
Hon. (Chief) Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, the Acting Commissioner for Tourism, arts & Culture and the Chairman Oba Kasali’s Coronation Committee (middle), Chief (Mrs) Bolanle Basorun, the Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA and Chief host for the coronation (left) and High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo at thePress Briefing on Saturday.
History was made on Monday, 25th July 2016, as His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdul Semiu Kasali (Emugoriade 1) assumed the throne of his forefathers as the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom. We prayed that during his reign as the Oba, the people of Igbogbo kingdom would begin to experience unprecedented development, and that peaceful co-existence would reign among the people of the Kingdom.
After the presentation of Staff of Office by His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, on the 25th of July, 2016, all other traditional rites preceding this coronation were done and there was full support, joy and happiness among the indigenes.
Reporters from the Television Continental (TVC), Lagos Television (LTV), Core TV, The Nation, Bond FM, Ikorodu Radioonline and THE IMPACT Newspaper among others in a group photograph with Oba Kasali after the Press Conference
On behalf of Kabiyesi, Chiefs, and people of Igbogbo kingdom, we, the Coronation Planning Committee, want to thank Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State and the entire State Executive Council, for the approval of our king and their support in making this day a success.
We want to use this medium to also thank the Kingmakers, other Chiefs, Spiritual leaders from all Churches, Mosques and Traditional Groups in Igbogbo Kingdom, Igbogbo Development Association, Market Women and Men societies, the greatest youths and students of Igbogbo and all other active associations for their different roles played in bringing the day into history.
Chief Bola Basorun, the Sole Administrator of the Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA and the Coronation Chief Host addressing
We want to officially announce to the public the programme of events for the coronation of HRM Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom.
The programme of the events are as follows:
As we celebrate and rejoice during the coronation ceremony, we must not forget to play our own part as good citizens by shunning violence and be law abiding. We should at all times pray for a successful reigning period for the new Kabiyesi who has given his promise to ensure peace and stability in Igbogbo Kingdom.
Members of press and other guests at the Press Conference at the Adeboruwa in Igbogbo
Once again, we heartily congratulate His Royal Majesty, Alayeluewa Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, the Chiefs and the entire people of Igbogbo Kingdom (Land of Cool beauty) and wish our dear Kabiyesi, God’s guidance, good health, long life and prosperity on the throne.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Hon. (Chief) Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola
(Chairman Coronation Committee)
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