THE Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji (Aje Oguguniso I) and the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Sina Olukolu, have pledged their support for Ibadan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture on how to make their business thrive in a conducive environment wherever they are domiciled in the city of Ibadan and by extension Oyo state at large.
Olubadan pledged his support when members of Ibadan Chamber of Commerce led by the president, Ismail Alapa, paid a him a visit at his Popoyemoja palace, Ibadan, on Tuesday to
felicitate with him on the occasion of his third anniversary on the throne.
The traditional ruler who described Ibadan Chamber of Commerce as one of the formidable business organisations in Ibadan, noted that it was the belief of some people that Ibadan is actually a civil service state but members of Ibadan Chamber of Commerce have through their efforts made Ibadan to be renown for business prosperity.
“I want to assure you of my support whenever it is needed particularly as it relates to making your business more flourish. I want to also implore you to do more so as to reduce poverty rate in Ibadan by creating more employment
opportunity for the growing list of our unemployed youths.”
In his remarks, President, Ibadan Chamber of Commerce, Ismail Alapa, told the Olubadan that they were in his palace to familiarise with him stating that since the new executive came on board, they have not visited him. He also hinted that the team also came to felicitate with him on the occasion of his third anniversary on the throne.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Sina Olukoku, while playing host to members of Ibadan Chamber of Commerce who had gone to pay him a courtesy call in his office also on
Tuesday, promised to cooperate with them to ensure that their businesses run in a peaceful environment.
“We operate an open-door policy where every individual can have access to us of which can be realistic through community policing. By doing this, we stand to understand ourselves better to serve you better as well as the society at large.
You would also be able to achieve the aims and
objectives of which your businesses are established.”
President, Ibadan Chamber of Commerce, Ismail Alapa, thanked the commissioner of Police for the warm reception and the support he pledged to the chamber, saying that members of the chamber would try as much as possible to cooperate with the police in order to carry out its duty of protecting various business entities in Ibadan. effectively.