Oba Kuoye of Imasayi set for coronation Nov 13

Olu-Imasai of Imasayi Prince Kuoye Olalekan

Olu of Imasayi Kingdom in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State Oba Kuoye Lukman will on Saturday, November 13 be crowned king at the Oluaso High School Playing Ground, Imasayi.

“We have waited for this long to present to the world what people of Imasayi are made of. It is exciting to inform all our invitees, sons and daughters of Imasayi that we are ready to use this coronation to kickstart the development of our ancestral home,” chairman, central planning committee Commodore Kunle Olawunmi (rtd) said.

Olawunmi noted that arrangements have been concluded to ensure a hitch-free coronation ceremony.

The coronation will mark the peak of a week-long event that has revitalised the ancient town with hope and enthusiasm. It is also coming after the conclusion of his traditional seclusion and other rites (Ipebi).

Expected at the event is Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, his deputy Noimot Salako-Oyedele, former governor Gbenga Daniel and his erstwhile deputy, Salmat Badru, members of the state executive council and others in the private sectors.

Ogun State commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs Afolabi Afuape on August 26 presented the staff of office and instruments to Oba Kuoye.

Oba Kuoye was born on April 18, 1970 at Ado-Odo to the family of Kuoye of Imasayi.

He attended St. Stephens Comprehensive High School, Ado Odo and Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos. He is currently undertaking his doctorate degree in social works at LASU.

Oba Kuoye was once a special assistant to Mr Daniel among other roles.