The Oyo State Government has approved March 11 as the date for installation ceremony of Sen. Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
This is contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Dr Bashir Olanrewaju.
The letter was addressed to Balogun with the titled: “Installation Ceremony: Olubadan of Ibadan”, which further affirmed Gov. Seyi Makinde’s approval of the appointment of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland.
The letter reads: “I wish to refer to a letter No.18SELG.243TI/17 of Feb.16, 2022 on the above subject and inform you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State has approved Friday, March 11, 2022 as the date of the Installation of the New Olubadan of Ibadan.”
Makinde had on Feb.14 approved Balogun’s emergence following a recommendation to that effect by the Olubadan-in-Council, which was communicated to the governor.
The stool of Olubadan of Ibadanland became vacant following the death of the 41st Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Jan. 2 at the age of 93.