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Coronation of 42nd Olubadan: I ‘ll not let Ibadan people down — Oba Balogun *See Photos

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Pic Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State (R) presenting Staff of Office to 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun during the installation of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land in Ibadan on Friday

 

 

 

Pic shows left left former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Vice President Yemi Osibajo; New Olubadan of Ibadan Land Oba Dr Mohood Olalekan Balogun and Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde Durng the .INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii

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The newly installed 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba (Dr) Olalekan Balogun, has assured the people of Ibadanland and Nigeria in general that he would not let them down.

Balogun made the pledge in his first public speech shortly after Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State presented the Staff of Office and Instrument of Office to him as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Presenting the Staff of Office to the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Governor Seyi Makinde prayed for a peaceful and prosperous reign and urged the Olubadan to be a father to all.

“The new Olubadan said: “I want to assure all that I will not let the people of Ibadan down. I will not let the people of Nigeria down.”
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State presented the Staff of Office and Instrument of Office to Oba (Dr) Olalekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland at exactly 12.30 p.m.

The programme was officially declared open at exactly 11.14 a.m with the recitation of National Anthem, Oyo State Anthem as well as Ibadan Anthem.
The opening prayers were said by Christians, Muslims and the traditional prayer by the Araba Awo of Ibadanland.

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However, the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland was ushered into the venue at exactly 11.50 a.m, after which all the traditional chiefs, Mogajis, religious leaders, leaders of various associations in Ibadanland paid homage to Oba Balogun.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice President Atiku Abubarkar, were among notable personalities that graced the installation of Oba Olalekan Balogun as the 42 Olubadan of Ibadanland.

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.
There were also 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.

Oba Yusuf Adeleye, the Olubaka of Okaland in Ondo State; Oluwo of Iwoland; the Ikere of Saki and Aseyin of Iseyin were also there.
Also present were a former Governor of Oyo State and the Otun Olubadan, Chief Rasidi Ladoja and a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, who represented Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

No fewer than four Yoruba musicians, including an Ibadan based Fuji musician, were on stage to entertain dignitaries and well-wishers at the occasion.
The Chairman of the South West Governor’s Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu expressed optimism that the new Olubadan, Dr Lekan Balogun’s reign as Monarch of the old Western Region’s capital will usher in unprecedented turnaround in the city.
Akeredolu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde in Akure described the new monarch as” a great and indeed, the most desirable ideological tool for the development of Ibadan City.

The statement read: “The ascendancy of this enigma, with whom an enviable  personal relationship had been established decades ago, exudes passion and displays an impeccable character of compassion. His shrewd comportment is legendary.”
Earlier, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, Wednesday presented a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV to the new Olubadan.

Pic shows left The new Olubadan of Ibadan Land Oba (Dr) Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun receiving his staff of office from Oyo state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde. During the INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows left left former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Vice President Yemi Osibajo; New Olubadan of Ibadan Land Oba Dr Mohood Olalekan Balogun and Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde Durng the .INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows cross section of the the Children of the new Olubadan from left Mrs Funmi Osinowo, Mr Bamidele Osinowo, Akin Osinowo, Oyindamola Balogun and Aderoju Balogun, During the INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii

Pic shows the Oloris of Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun During INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi on arrival. INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows traditional drummers entertaining guest at the ceremony. INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows Oyo state Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde leading The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo to the venue of the event. During the INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii
Pic shows left former CAN Chairman, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu; Emeritus Prelate Of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Sunday Ola Makinde and Chief Dr. Joseph Okunade JP.

Pic shows Hon Oyinlomo Danmole; Rt Hon, Wasiu Eshinlokun; former Lagos state Deputy Governor Femi Pedro and former Federal Head of service, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi. During The INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii

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Pic shows left Oloye Lekan Balogun, Chief Mutiu Are and wife of former Oyo state Governor, Alhja Mutiat Ladoja. INSTALLATION OF NEW OLUBADAN OF IBADAN LAND OBA (DR) MOHOOD OLALEKAN ISHOLA BALOGUN Alli Okunmade ii

Pic Policemen trying to control the during the installation of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land in Ibadan on Friday
Pic Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State (R) presenting Staff of Office to 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun during the installation of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land in Ibadan on Friday
Pic From left: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi during the installation of 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun in Ibadan on Friday
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