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Makinde hands over staff of office to Oba Balogun

Makinde hands over Symbol of authority to Lekan Balogun as 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Sat, 12 Mar 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

The ancient of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in Southwest Nigeria was agog on Friday as Senator Mohood Olalekan Balogun was crowned the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The new Oba Balogun is taking on the title as the Okumade II.

The Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde officially handed over the Certificate of Instrument of Office and Symbol of Authority to Oba Balogun, which made him officially the new Olubadan.

Makinde called on the members of the various councils, the chiefs and traditional fathers to remain steadfast in their role as the gatekeepers of our traditional systems.

Osinbajo arrives for the coronation

Osinbajo arrives for the coronation

At the event were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Makinde and Osinbajo at the event

Makinde and Osinbajo at the event

Other dignitaries in attendance were Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Deputy Governor of Osun, Benedict Alabi and Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State.

Traditional rulers from the north at the event

 

Traditional rulers from the north at the event

They were the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan; and Ambassador of Republic of China to Nigeria, Cui Jiauchun.

There were also Oba Yusuf Adeleye, the Olubaka of Okaland in Ondo State; Oluwo of Iwoland; the Ikere of Saki and Aseyin of Iseyin.

Makinde with his former Chif of Staff, Bisi Ilaka

There were also Oba Yusuf Adeleye, the Olubaka of Okaland in Ondo State; Oluwo of Iwoland; the Ikere of Saki and Aseyin of Iseyin.

Ooni of Ife at the event

Ooni of Ife and Atiku at the event

Atiku, Osinbajo and other dignitaries at the event

 

 

 

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