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Family selects Sulaiman as Onikoyi-elect

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The Onikoyi family has selected Prince Abdul Waliu Oladimeji Sulaiman, as the new Onikoyi of Ikoyi and Moba land in Lagos State.

Our correspondent reports that Sulaiman, was selected by the family during its meeting.

Pmnews.ng reports that the Onikoyi stool became vacant as a result of the demise of Oba Patrick Ibikunle Fafunwa.

It was gathered that the selection of Sulaiman was made at a well-attended open meeting of the Muti Onikoyi Royal Family held at Iga Onikoyi, Lagos Island.

His selection was done in line with the provisions of the Onikoyi Chieftaincy Declaration of 2006.

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The Onikoyi-elect was presented by the head of the Ojubiari branch, Alhaji Akinyemi Eshinlokun and the head of the entire Onikoyi Royal Family, Otunba Abdul Ganiyi Kolawole Onikoyi, with the majority of heads of branches in attendance.

Sulaiman, in his reaction, said that his selection was based on his past record in the family.

The Onikoyi-elect, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday, explained that being family-oriented means being close to your family members and supporting them in whatever they do.

He said, “The truth is that I feel great; I feel honoured; the love of the whole family shows that when you love your family, when you contribute to the growth of the family, you get noticed and rewarded at due time. The reward for good deeds does not go unnoticed.

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“That is the most important thing. I realised that it is not my doing; it is my unconditional love and care for the family that informed their decision to choose me. I feel happy and honoured.”

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