The Ijare Egbe Omo Elewe Obi says it wants the Kingmakers and Omowas in the town to follow due process in the selection of a new monarch.
Ijare has been without a monarch since the demise of late Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun, Kokotiri II two years ago.
Speaking at the 2023 Ijare day celebrations, Mr Akin Oluwole, national president of the Ijare Egbe Omo Elewe Obi, reiterated the need for the Kingmakers to give Ijare a monarch that will face up to the challenges of a 21st century environment.
He also stressed that the body doesn’t have a preferred candidate among the aspirants to the position of the Olujare, adding that the Kingmakers should work towards presenting the new monarch in earnest.
Also, the Chairman of the Event, Prince Bankole Oluwajana emphasized the need for stakeholders in Ijare to work towards the unity and growth of the community.
He frowned at the recent divisive tendencies from some top members of the community.
The Regent of Ijare, High Chief Salotun Olomi Omoseebi appreciated God for the new developments that had heralded Ijare.
The Olujare stool was upgraded to first class status during his Regency, while Ijare also become a Local Community Development Area.
The 2023 Ijare day event featured a new initiative, with the elderly who are aged 80 and above got a cash gift of Ten thousand naira from the Egbe Omo Elewe Obi.
The artisans and market women were also given sewing machine, grinding machine, tile cutting machine among other things.
Cash support was also given to market women, while bursary awards to university and secondary school students.
Two notable Ijare indigenes, Mr Ropo Eleko and CSP Olu Adewumi got the merit awards.
No fewer than 6.5 million naira was disbursed in cash and empowerment support at this year’s Ijare day.
Chairman, 2023 Ijare day planning committee, Dr Sola Fayose thanked all sons and daughters of Ijare for supporting the initiative that had added value to the people in the community.