Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday confirmed Senator Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Makinde approved Balogun’s appointment following a recommendation by the Olubadan-in-Council
This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Naija News reports.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland,” Makinde said.
“The appointment is in line with the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, as well as the unique and time-tested tradition of our people.
“On behalf of the government and good people of Oyo State, I wish the newly confirmed Olubadan a successful reign blessed with peace and unprecedented progress.”
The Oyo governor also revoked the amended Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration regulating the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy stool.
According to the statement, Makinde’s revocation was in line with the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), in view of the Judgements of the Oyo State High Court on February 1 and 10 as well as Sections 7, 20,26 and 30 of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State 2000.