Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has described on the life and time of Olu Kobape as characterized by discipline and Professional fulfillment as a Senior Customs Officer as well as an Egba Traditional Ruler.
Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland was represented by two-man delegation, Aare Onibode, Chief Rasheed Taiwo and Aare Baaroyin, Chief Layi Labode, and his speech was delivered by Aare Onibode, at the internment of the late Oba Johnson Olufemi Taylor, at the deceased’s house, on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021.
In his speech, on behalf of the Alake, the Aare Onibode of Egbaland, stated that, the late Olu Kobape left a great blueprint in the whole of Egbaland, Ogun State and Nigeria, adding that, he was an epitome of professional discipline and principle.
The Aare Onibode reiterated that, late Oba Kobape was an exemplified entity that everyone could learn one or two things from.
He added that the late king served well both as a Senior Customs Officer, and his impact was felt, while in the Nigeria Custom Service and this was followed by Oba Taylor’s reign as an Egba Monarch
Speaking further on behalf of the Alake, the Aare Onibode Egba made it known that, the man’s good and impactful works as a highly dedicated officer and a socially responsible community leader, were the factors that resulted in his high hierarchy and very senior appointment as Assistant Comptroller General, ACG, Nigeria.
Retired Customs “boss Chief Rasheed Taiwo further disclosed that, the returned installation ACG Olufemi Taylor as the king of Kobape was as a result of his committed community activities, doggedness and vibrancy in Egbaland’s growth and development.
He added that, the late king had laid a strong foundation for the people of Kobape and Egbaland and even in the Custom Service, adding that his legacy would keep on.
Other Dignitaries present at the internment were included, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson, Proprietress of Mercyland Group of Schools, Dr (Mrs) AnuOluwapo Bankole, Aare Aroko Oba, Chief Oyesiku, the Proverbial three in one Oshile Oke-Ona Egba Oloris, the Agura’s Olori, Ace TV Broadcasters Kkliitan Oyesiku and Tunde Oluwasola. Chiefs Duro Sikulola, Alani Kafidipe and Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, Chief Layi Labode.
Olu Joe Sowande