High Chief Mashood Olalekan Balogun, former Oyo Senator is the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadaland in waiting according to the Obaship System of Ibadanland.
Balogun is to succeed the immediate past Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, CEOAFRICA gathered.
The departed monarch, Oba Adetunji, who is from Balogun line was, until his installation, the Balogun of Ibadan land.
He ascended the throne in March 2016 after he succeeded Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.
Recalls that CEOAFRICA reported that Oba Adetunji joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 93.
The next person to ascend the throne as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland based on the available information of the Obaship in line with Ibadan tradition is High Chief Mashood Olalekan Balogun.
Here is the list of the most senior high chiefs next to the Olubadan in hierarchy.
High Chief Mashood Olalekan Balogun – Otun Olubadan
High Chief Akinloye Owolabi Olakunlehin – Balogun of Ibadanland
High Chief Tajudeen Abimbola Ajibola – Otun Balogun of Ibadanland
High Chief Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja – Osi Olubadan
High Chief Eddy Oyewole – Asipa Olubadan
High Chief Lateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe – Osi Balogun
High Chief Abiodun Kola-Daisi – Eekerin Olubadan
High Chief Salaudeen Hamidu Ajibade – Eekarun Olubadan
who is Otun Olubadan,Lekan Balogun
Lakan Balogun is a businessman who sits on the board of several companies with interests in Oil and Gas, Distributive Trade, Management Consulting, Mechanized Farming and Export of non-oil items as well as Travels and Tourism.
A former senator, he was an administrator/head, industrial relations, recruitment and scholarships, planning and development at Shell Petroleum Development Company.
He was also a Research Fellow with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a director with Triumph Newspaper, Kano; Editor of the monthly Magazine-“The Nigerian Pathfinder” as well as Management Consultant for Multinational Organizations such as Leyland, Exiat Battery and Nigerian Breweries.
He’s a renowned technocrat, author and philanthropist.
He holds a Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Administration; Public and Social Administration and Economics from Columbus International University, Brunel University and Manchester University all in the United Kingdom.
A former Presidential Aspirant on the platform of SDP, Senator Balogun was also a Gubernatorial Candidate for the PDP in Oyo State in the present political dispensation and a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the Fourth Republic.
He was chairman Senate Committee on National Planning and was a member to many Senate Committees such as Appropriations, Security and Intelligence, Police Affairs and Defence (Army).
Balogun has written and published widely. Many of his publications include but not limited to; A Review of Nigeria’s 4 years’ Development Plan, 1970-1974; Nigeria: Social Justice or Doom; Power for Sale: published in Punch Newspaper; Arrogance of Power; Nigeria: The people must decide, among other publications.