Makinde approves Lekan Balogun as 42nd Olubadan

Olubadan-elect Lekan Balogun

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has ratified the appointment of Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The Olubadan-in-Council had recommended the appointment of the former senator.

Makinde wished the Olubadan a peaceful reign, according to a statement on Monday by his chief press secretary Taiwo Adisa.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland,” Makinde was quoted as saying.

“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.”

Also, Makinde has approved the revocation of the amended Ibadan chieftaincy declaration which regulates the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy stool.

The statement indicated that the governor made the revocation order dated February 11, 2022, in line with the powers conferred on him by the 1999 Constitution (as amended).