The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Speaker of Lagos State, Mudasiru Obasa, and others have described the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal, as a visionary monarch that has brought an unimaginable development to the land.
They added that the projects already initiated by the monarch across the town within first year of his reign have further shown that Oniru has the zeal to bring developments to Iruland.
Addressing newsmen on Sunday at the Grande finale of the Oniru’s first year on his ancestors’ throne, Osinbajo said that the turnaround witnessed across the town proves that the Oniru is a visionary leader.
The vice president, who congratulated Iru indigenes for been blessed with a leader, hinted that they should be expecting more developmental projects to spring up across the land.
“The Oniru is someone that I have great respect for. And with his emergence as the monarch of Oniru, I know that the future of the Iruland is very bright, and more developments are bound to start springing up across the land.
“He is a visionary leader and he often ensures that the vision that he has come to fruition in a very short time. We have had some conversations that could help bring more developments to Iruland”, he added.
Also, Fayemi stated that the projects witnessed across the town do not come as surprise considering Oniru’s background in urban regeneration and housing developments which were his core areas of competence.
While further describing Oba Lawal as a brother, said: “I am glad that we have started seeing a new Iruland; a land that is organized and progressive as well as expected to develop than its previous state”.
Acknowledging the developmental projects been put up within Oniru palace, the governor commended him for his visionary leadership and assured residents more development would begin to spring up within few years to come.
He said: “I have seen tremendous progress within the space of one year that he assumed office. I have seen all that he had put into the town and I must commend him. I know his background in urban regeneration and housing development in the country.
“I know his capacity. I am not surprised by what I have seen since my arrival at the palace particularly the cleanup. I am glad that we have started seeing a new Iruland; a land that is organized and progressive as well as expected to develop than its previous state”.
Some other personalities at the event were Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, and his colleagues, Commissioner for Home Affairs; Anofiu Elegushi, Commissioner for Tourism and Intergovernmental relations, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Property magnate, Sir Olu Okeowo, and many others.