President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Senator Lekan Balogun on his emergence as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
The President in a statement on Monday through his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said he prays his time as the traditional ruler of the Ibadan people will bring peace and prosperity to the land and continued honour to the crown.
He also wished the new Olubadan good health, wisdom and longevity to lead the people of the land.
The President’s statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Senator Lekan Balogun on his appointment as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
“The President believes that the dedication of High Chief Balogun, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, in diligently serving his people has rightly earned him the new position.
“He trusts that the appointment of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, which validates the noble and cherished tradition of Ibadan people in selecting a traditional leader, will bring peace and prosperity to the land and continued honour to the crown.
“The President extends best wishes of good health, wisdom and longevity to the Kabiyesi.”
It will be recalled that Naija News earlier reported that 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.