"Any person that could be conferred with a title that covers the whole of Yorubaland must be of impeccable character.
Hon Shina Peller Receives Chieftaincy Title Of Ayedero Of Yoruba Land, As Alaafin Charges Youth On Nation’s Development
Hon Shina Peller, the Lawmaker representing Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa federal constituency, on Saturday was installed as the Ayedero Of Yorubaland by The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III .
In his remarks, Shina Peller representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola federal constituency expressed gratitude to the monarch for the honour and promised to live up to expectations.
Meanwhile, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111 charged youths to deploy their talents, energy and vigour to the development of the country.
The foremost traditional ruler recalled the exploits of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Chief Samuel Akintola who , while in their 40s, not only changed the society for better , but built what is today known as Nigeria.
The first class monarch made the call while speaking at the official installation of Shina Peller and his wife, Ayobola as the Ayedero and Yeye Ayedero of Yorubaland.
Also honoured, were Engr. Jide Agunbiade and his wife . They were conferred with the chieftaincy title of Atobase of Yorubaland .
The Alaafin said “From time immemorial he is the king and head of Yoruba Nation. He is the only King in Yorubaland who can confer chieftaincy title to a worthy man or woman to cover the whole of Yorubaland”.
The traditional ruler further stated that any person that could be conferred with a title that covers the whole of Yorubaland must be of impeccable character.
Among the dignitaries were the former Governor of Oyo state, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Oyo state Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Alake, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan represented by Oba Adekunle Adebowale.
Others were Ekiti State former Deputy Governor , Kolapo Eleka , Oyo State All Progressive Congress ( APC), Deputy Chairman, Chief Olalekan Alake, Afijio Local Government Chairman, Sunday Akindele, a PDP Chieftain , Engr Femi Babalola, former Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Alhaji Bashiru Azeez, Sen Gbenga Babalola, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, Saidu Musa Abdulahi, representing Niger Gov, House of Reps members, Hon. Akeem Adeyemi, and Sen. Gen. Brimo Yusuf.