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Amidst jubilation and praises for the new monarch, the Olowa of Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede Ogidi III, was at the weekend presented with the staff of office by the Ondo State government.
The presentation of the instrument of office was done within the premises of his alma matter, Anglican Grammar School, Igbara-Oke, at a ceremony witnessed by some traditional rulers from within and outside the state.
The ceremony was sequel to the election of Oba Agbede by eight out of the nine kingmakers of the agrarian community and subsequent approval by the State Executive Council.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of Igbara-Oke Development Council, Mr Siji Ijogun, said the monarch had done a lot for the community in the last 10 years.
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