Soun returns from vacation, inspects water project, reacts to Chief Imam’s tirades

Soun returns from vacation, inspects water project, reacts to Chief Imam’s tirades




The Soun of Ogbomosoland Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye Orumogege III, Friday returned to Ogbomoso from a three-week vacation.


According to Reverend Peter Olaleye, Coordinating Assistant to Oba Olaoye, the monarch is back refreshed to continue from where he stopped as far as the development of his domain is concerned.


“The Oba returned on Friday after a deserved vacation spanning three weeks abroad,” Rev’d Olaleye said during a telephone chat with


He informed that immediately the Soun returned he was back in his groove disclosing he met with the Muslim community to discuss the 25 year developmental plan for Ogbomoso with them, Saturday morning.

Later, Olaleye said the Oba made brisk visits to water rehabilitation project sites in Ogbomoso – Osupa reservoir points and the Randa area, where pipes were replaced.


He added, “The Kabiyesi after inspecting the project expressed satisfaction at the progress of work. He commended the contractor and urged them to sustain the tempo. As at now, the last part which is repairs at the dam has begun. Pipe-borne water will soon spurt from taps in Ogbomoso and environs.


“Oba Ghandi Olaoye specially thanked the chairman of the Water Corporation of Oyo state, Hon Adeojo Elias for allowing community collaboration in the project and for the supervision and technical support by the Water Corporation officials.”


The Coordinating Assistant further said the Oba expressed confidence that Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, would allocate more developmental projects to Ogbomoso zone, submitting “that will further immortalize him in the heart of our people.”


Meanwhile, Olaleye, who is also the president of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum (OCYF), refused to be drawn into the controversy over the Chief Imam’s recent outbursts, targeted at the Soun and which generated a lot of outrage.


“No, the Kabiyesi made no comment, though he read and saw the video footages of the tirades by the Chief Imam,” he retorted.


“But you can’t expect His Majesty to respond. The Kabiyesi had stated he had no comment moreover when the Imam had taken him to court.


“The matter is in court and since His Majesty has the highest regard for the court he wouldn’t make a comment on the vexatious matter.”

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