The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has called on the four Sections of Egba nation and townships under them, to work collectively with one another, as well as show love and unify the Egba nation to facilitate rapid growth and development.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo made the call when receiving the new Olowu and Owu Chiefs in audience at the Ake Palace on Monday, 1st of August, 2022.
The New Olowu Of Owu, Saka Matemilola was formally presented to the Alake by Owu Chiefs headed by Chief Akinsipo, the Akogun Owu on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Alake told the new Olowu that, the development, progress and prosperity in Egbaland, was dependent on mutual cooperation and collaboration among Egba Traditional Rulers, Chiefs and the people of various sections of Egbaland.
The Alake told the new Olowu that, sincerity, patriotic acd synergy among Stakeholders of Egbaland would move Egbaland which was the Hallmark of Western Civilization in Nigeria, further into the leadership in professionalism, education.
Oba Gbadebo told the new Olowu and his entourage that Egba was a best example of a cosmopolitan Yoruba nation because it accommodated and comprised many sub-Yoruba ethnic groups.
These included some Yoruba settlements like Ago-Ibadan, Ago-Ijesa, Ago-Imala, Ago-Awe, Ago-Odo, Ilewo, Gun, Awori, Ejigbo, Remo, Awe, Ologun, three Ijaye Townships and others, adding up to 143.
Among prominent Owu Chiefs present at the occasion was the Olootu Owu and Asiwaju Babalaje of Egbaland, Chief OgoOluwa Bankole and many other Chiefs.
The OnimoEro of Egbaland and President of Abeokuta Club, Engineer Tokunbo Odebunmi led members of the Club to accompany the new Olowu to the Palace.