The statement was contained in a press release by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem following the conversation with the monarch over the weekend.
Oluwo said he ought to have visited his family in Canada and facilitate external investors but was halted because of his dare need to put smile in his immediate peoples` faces through his service to humanity. He disclosed the situation of Iwo requires short-term means best achieved by sweeping our house from inside. The monarch disclosed he need no visa to travel to anywhere in the world but sees no sense in frequently jetting out of Nigeria when his people are suffering.
He said his trip was not only to reunite with his family but also to facilitate foreign investors to Iwoland to make the city one of the foremost economic hubs of State of Osun and Nigeria as a whole.
Oba Akanbi pointed his compassionate programmes ranging from Oluwo Food Bank designed to give free meals to the less privileged three days a week and others continue despite his absence, affirmed all arrangements were concluded before his departure.
“Oluwo is a worthy father. He loves the people of Iwo and Nigerians as whole. My love and service to my people has been postponing my travelling. I can`t just live my people like that. That is why before I travelled, I made provision for everything needed so that the people I feed will not suffer before my return. I love Iwolites more than myself and my children”.
“I don’t need visa to travel to any part of the world but my patriotic zeal to Iwoland, seeing smile in my peoples` faces is my utmost joy postponing my journey for long. You don’t sweep your house from outside, you sweep from inside. I must take care of my people before any trip”
“My coming to Canada is not only to reunite with family but also to facilitate investors that will establish companies in Iwo. And it is yielding. I just left a meeting with some private Canadian investors and government in Canada here and it is fruitful. Iwo will be great soon. There is silver-lining of hope in the sky. I will urge my people to stop selling land for peanut but instead lease because those lands will appreciate unimaginably when the companies come”