Onimesi-In-Council Inaugurates Reconciliation Committee… As Fayemi Flags Off Rural Farm Road Constructions

 

By DAPO FALADE

The Onimesi of Imesi Ekiti, Oba Festus Olatunji Olatunde and the Onimesi-In-Council in Gboyin Local Goverment Area of Ekiti State has inaugurated a reconciliation committee to resolve various crises and ensure peace in the community.

The committee is headed by Professor Joseph Oluwasanmi, the first Professor of plastic surgery in Africa and Chairman, Ekiti Elders Forum, while other members included Mrs Aladesanmi F. F. from Egbe Ekiti and Elder Ola Jolumo from Aisegba

Also included in the committee are Pastor R.O. Omotola; the Divisional Police Officer, Ode Ekiti; the Gbonyin Director of DSS, while Chief Emmanuel Olaoye, a retired Director of Forestry, Ekiti State, is to serve as the secretary.

Inaugurating the committee on behalf of the Onimesi-In-Council, the Emilla of Imesi, High Chief Samuel Adegite, said a community divided will grow, at best, in fits and starts.

He said the entire Imesi Community is desirous of growth unhindered by distractions, hence it has continued to embrace all avenues for peace among aggrieved members of the community during the selection process.

He described Professor Oluwasanmi as an erudite medical scholar and a distinguished elder in the entire Ekiti State and wished him a fruitful assignment.

Oba Olatunde thanked Professor Oluwasanmi for accepting to serve the Imesi Community and also other members of the committee, especially the law enforcement agencies, for their ready support for peace in Imesi.

The chairman of the committee, Professor Oluwasanmi, praised the community for embracing peace, rather than the traditional recourse to infractions which often impedes progress.

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He declared that Imesi is on the path to joining other well-developed communities in Gbonyin, judging from the rapid transformation he has seen, even as the Onimesi was installed less than one year.

In another development, Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has flagged off the construction of rural farm roads to enhance the growth and development of the agricultural sector in the state.

Represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, during the flagging off of the Imesi-Kosomolate to Ipole Farm Road in Gboyin Local Government Area, he enjoined the people of the community to join the government to ensure that infrastructures in the state are well maintained.

The Imesi-Kosomolate to Ipole Farm Road, when completed, will open up farm products to markets and reduce the rate of rural to urban drifts in the areas.

The Onimesi of Imesi, Oba Festus Olatunji Olatunde, thanked Governor Fayemi for fulfilling his promise to open up the vast Imesi farmsteads for a more productive economic activity.

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