34 Years Old Jamiu Wuraola Seeks Supports To Become Next Aseyin
….Promises To Reintroduce Annual Festival, Reunite All Towns With Historical Affiliation
A thirty-four years old graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH), Jamiu Oyebade Wuraola Adeyeri has written an open letter to all indigenes of Iseyin community to give him support to become the next Aseyin of Iseyin.
Jamiu is one of the children of late Oba Moshood Osuolale Wuraola Adeyeri, who died in 1996 after reigning for eighteen years and eighteen days as the Aseyin of Iseyin.
The last Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr. Abdganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese 1, who ascended the throne in 2007, died on Sunday 24th July, 2022 at the age of 62.
The certified COREN Engineer, in the letter, which he sent to The Chronicler Newspaper on Thursday, said he was duly nominated as one of the contestants for the stool by the Akando royal family, presented himself to serve the royal institution and the people of Iseyin at home and in diaspora.
While highlighting his contributions to the community as a young undergraduate and his contributions to the growth of the people as a working class, Oyebade pledged to forge a sense of patriotism and unity that will engender socio-economic development of the Iseyin community and its environs if chosen as the next Aseyin.
He pledged to uphold the culture and tradition of the people of Iseyin while maintaining the respect due to the institution of Aseyin and the traditional council.
The letter reads “Good day dear brothers, sisters, family, and friends, let me share a summary of my profile and statements of intent as I vie for the throne of the Aseyin of Iseyin.
“I, Prince Engr. Jamiu oyebade Wuraola Adeyeri, hereby, humbly seek your support, guidance, prayers and advice to become the next ASEYIN OF ISEYIN. I am one of the sons of the late king; Oba Moshood Wuraola Adeyeri II (1978-1996). I hail from Eyinade compound, Koso Iseyin and a descendant of the Oba Adeyeri I (1874-1890), from Akando Royal House.
“I was educated at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso (2011), Federal Government College Ogbomoso (2004), Ebedi nursery and primary school oremoje iseyin (1998).
“I have worked and still working as a registered Engineer; COREN certified (Council for the regulation of Engineering in Nigeria) and I am currently working in a construction company in Lagos as Project engineer in Vita Construction Limited since 2013 (up till date). The institution of the Aseyin of Iseyin remains the most potent custodian of heritage, Culture, and tradition in Oke-Ogun as a whole. I pledge to up-hold the institution of the Aseyin and the cultural hegemony of Iseyin and Oke-Ogun in general.
“Having been nominated as one of the contestants for the Aseyin throne by the respected Akando Royal Family, i present myself to serve our much-cherished institution. I am ready to be the custodian of our culture and tradition. I am a patriotic son of the soil. I have made and I am still making huge contributions to the development of Iseyin and its environs. I have held several leadership positions within and outside the Iseyin community.
“I obtained B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2011 and while in LAUTECH, I was the class representative of my set from 100L till 500L, where i displayed exemplary leadership skill by mediating between my class and our lecturers. As a class representative of my set, I made sure 95% of my colleagues attend lectures and I always find solutions whenever there is clash in lecture’s time table.
“Furthermore, I was also the President of Federation of Iseyin Local Government Students (FILGS) LAUTECH branch for two consecutive terms, where I rendered assistance to students from Iseyin who were seeking admission into the institution and to those who have gotten admissions already, to get them accommodation and help them settle well for their lectures on time. During my time as the president of FILGS LAUTECH branch, I was always in the search for students who were from Iseyin by origin and reunited them with the rest of the students from the town.
“Humbly speaking, I am a mentor to many youths within and outside Iseyin. I am happily married, and my passions and areas of interests are youths empowerment; through skill acquisitions, creating and providing job opportunities for our young graduates, uniting all well-meaning sons and daughters of the land; by re-introducing a yearly town- hall meeting, or what I called Ojude-Oba day festival as it’s done in most towns like ours, purposely for the development of our dear town, Iseyin.
“Upon ascending the throne, In will make efforts to further preach the gospel of unity and patriotism among the indigenes of iseyin and Oke Ogun. I will also integrate all towns whose history and origin could be traced to Iseyin; the legacies that were sustained by the immediate former King were bequeathed to us by Oba Ogbolu, Oba Olowu, Oba Ajisibi Alao, and other prominent Aseyin who have worked assiduously to promote the culture and traditions of the Yoruba Nation.
“Having understood their visions and efforts, I will employ all necessary resources (both human and non-human) to follow their paths and do better to make them proud of the royal lineage,” he vowed.