The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the National Library in Iwo, Osun State.
The Iwo monarch was accompanied in the foundation laying process by Alhaji Liad Tela, the Asiwaju of Iwoland
The project was facilitated to the ancient town by Senator Adelere Oriolowo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Osun West Senatorial district.
Oba Aknabi in his remarks noted that his less than five-year reign, Iwo had been so fruitful and productive.
The monarch also described the senator as a promoter of quality governance as he encouraged other public office holders to borrow a leaf from him.
He, however, called on well-meaning sons and daughters of Iwoland to encourage government through cooperation as well as protection of public and private properties.
Oba Akanbi who lauded President Muhammed Buhari for locating the Federal College of Education and the National Library in Iwo challenged the youth to be peaceful in their conduct, noting that Iwo is always known for hospitality.
He said: “The season of joy is here in Iwo. I’m the happiest person seeing the coming of many federal presences to Iwo. Within my less than 5-year on the throne, we’ve gotten Federal College of Education, National Library while we hope to get more. Iwo and her people are thirsty. My people are still hungry for more development”
“The challenge before any responsible leader is the ability to serve and achieve more. Senator Oriolowo is a pride of Iwoland. I commend him for giving us quality governance,”