A 81-year old businessman, Joseph Olubiyi Toriola, has been installed as the new Ogunsua of Modakeke.

The installation rites for Oba Toriola which commenced in the early hours of Saturday had climaxed with the adorning of the symbolic Akoko leaf by the new monarch.

Speaking with the newsmen at the Ogunsua Market, Modakeke, where the last rites were performed on the new monarch, Oba Toriola, who was flanked by his wife, Comfort, said he was in line for 43 years before making it to the throne.

He however assured of all round development of the community and called for cooperation of all indigenes.

Asked  how he felt, Oba Toriola said, “I feel elated. I have been in line for 43 years. I am happy. People should expect all round development. I will work with all stakeholders.”

Also speaking, a retired Permanent Secretary in Osun state Civil Service, who is the Oluomo of Modakeke, Mr Fatai Kolawole, said Oba Toriola was well travelled, with good connections that could bring development to the community.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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