Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Owolabi Olakuleyin as the 43rd Olubadan of lbadanland.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

The commissioner noted that Makinde gave the approval in a memo signed on Friday, June 14.

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Olayiwola stated: “This was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 19 (Cap 28) Law of Oyo State 2000 as amended.

“The approval was a culmination of a series of processes stipulated by the extant laws of the state regarding ascension to royal thrones.”

The commissioner added that the governor also congratulated the new Olubadan and prayed that his tenure would bring about greater developments in Ibadan and Oyo State as a whole.

The stool became vacant on March 14, 2024, after the death of Oba Lekan Balogun, who reigned for two years and died at the age of 81.

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