- Lagos govt has appointed Abdul-Wasiu Gbolahan Lawal as the new king of Iruland
- Prince Lawal, succeeds late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland
- Lawal appointment as the Oniru-Elect takes immediate effect
Prince Gbolahan Lawal has been approved as the new Oba-Elect of Iruland (the Oniru-Elect of Iruland) by the Lagos state executive council.
This was disclosed in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.
He said the appointment of Prince Lawal as the Oniru-Elect takes immediate effect.
The decision was made during the State’s Executive Council meeting on Friday, June 6.
Prince Lawal, succeeds late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who passed on in year 2019 at the age of 82.
He resigned as the Lagos state commissioner for agriculture on Thursday, June 4.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that be it a welcomed development or a dangerous leap, Lagos has finally bowed to the pressure of the people and reopened all religious centres across the state following two months abstention geared at stemming the spread of the Covid-19 scourge.
The decision, of course, came as a pleasant shock because Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu announced the ban lift on mosques and churches barely seventy-two (72) hours after the state government restrained the ban.
The Lagos state government, in a reaction to the ban lift on worship centres nationwide effective from Monday, June 1, by the federal government through the Covid-19 presidential task force, maintained that the possibility of reopening was totally out of it.
Speaking after the relaxation on Tuesday, June 2, Lagos commissioner of home affairs, Anofiu Elegushi, declared the state would maintain the status quo as per the reopening of churches and mosques.
In his words: “We also had one with the leaders of the two faiths and I want to tell you categorically that at that meeting, the possibility of reopening religious houses was ruled out totally.”
But in a subsequent decision, Lagos gave clearance to reopen worship places. This was contained in a state-wide address by the state governor on Thursday, June 4.
"Today, we take further steps in easing some restrictions on public gatherings, and other decisions as we adjust to this reality," Governor Sanwo-Olu announced in what suggested that things are coming back to normal in Lagos.
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