Titled chiefs elect new leaders

The Association of Lagos Titled Chiefs, a non-political affiliation of honorary chiefs and outstanding members of the Lagos group, has elected the Asoju Oba of Lagos, Chief Dr Kesington Adebutu, as its President and Chief Dr Opral Mason because the Vice President.

An announcement on Thursday signed by the affiliation’s General Secretary and Aare Onimo Ero of Lagos, Chief Olawumi Gasper, famous that Adebutu and the VP had been unanimously elected on the affiliation’s final common assembly.

“This elevation was sequel to the peaceful transition of our most cherished immediate past President, Chief Dr Mrs Iyabode Muheenat Foresythe, Iya Abiye of Lagos which inevitable event occurred in February 2024,” it stated.

The affiliation appreciated the efforts of the founding fathers and previous presidents of the affiliation for utilizing the affiliation as a car for selling the event of the Lagos economic system by its involvement in reworking the Lagos private and non-private sectors.

It recognized notable previous presidents of the affiliation as: Chief Sir Dr Kofo Abayomi – Babasale of Lagos; Chief Abiola Akerele – Lisa of Lagos; Chief G B A Coker; Chief Dr Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi – Mayegun of Lagos; Chief Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas Asoju Oba, President (2012-2015); and Chief Dr Mrs Iyabode Foresythe – Iya Abiye, President (2015-2024).

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The new president, Adebutu, thanked God for the privilege of being alive and out there to serve on the management of notable women and men of Lagos.

“He accepted the elevation with pride and promised to give his best efforts to make members proud to have selected him. He further reaffirmed to hold dear this great position of trust and responsibility unanimously reposed in him by all the titled chiefs of Lagos. Adebutu specially recognised and acknowledged the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, for the support to the association and for his personal interest in the development of Lagos communities,” the assertion added.

Last 12 months, the affiliation expressed concern over the rise in circumstances of assaults by visitors robbers in some components of Lagos and particularly on the visitors mild junctions on the Island.

In a press release by Chief Gasper, the chiefs in September, 2023, additionally counseled the launching of a Special Operation codenamed: “Operation Flush” by the state police command, focused at curbing the excessive incidence of visitors robberies in Lagos metropolis.



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