Dotun Sanusi Hails Makinde on Baales promotion to Obaship Status, Urges More Supports for Governo
The Mogaji Olugbade Family Oja’ba Ibadan, Chief Dotun Sanusi on Thursday hailed the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde for approving the proposal of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun to make some Baales in Ibadan crown-wearing monarchs monarchs.
This is as the concerned Baales, their families and communities across the new royal domains sent invitations across well wishers to join in the celebration which holds tomorrow.
The Kabiyesi, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Balogun, the paramount ruler and prescribed authority is set to perform the coronation of the Baales into crown-wearing monarchs tomorrow, Friday, September 1st, 2023 at historic Oja’ba Palace of the Olubadan, beginning from 10am.
This ceremony is the second of such historic event in Ibadan, coming weeks after the Olubadan crowned his high chiefs to crown-wearing Obas in the Olubadan-in-Council otherwise known as Olubadan Advisory Council or Ibadan Obas Council.
With this development, Olubadan is the Imperial Majesty of the Ibadanland while his hitherto High Chiefs are now His Royal Majesties and Baales as His Royal Highnesses.
Sanusi who was elated by the approval given to the coronation of Baales, eulogized the Governor for elevating the status of traditional institution in the State.
The businessman and owner of globally recognized hospitality haven, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort stressed that, “the Governor deserves the applause of all and sundry and more importantly from the sons and daughters of Ibadanland.”
Sanusi called for more supports and cooperation for the Governor and his administration, stressing that, “the Omituntun 2.0 is already a blessing to the people of the State and more importantly, our chequered traditional institution.”
He added that the Association of Ibadan Mogajis under its President, Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori; market men and women and all their leaders including all stakeholders are happy with the new development which according to him, “will further fast track greater development and accentuate economic growth of the city of Ibadan.”
Amongst the Baales to be elevated to Obas are the Alakanran of Akanran, Chief Yekini Obisesan; Alararo of Araromi Aperin, Chief Mudashir Obisesan; Oniladuntan of Laduntan, Chief Kamorudeen Adeyemi; and about 22 others spread across Ibadan city and less cities.