Makinde approves appointment of Lekan Balogun as new Olubadan

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Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde today approved the appointment of Senator Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, indicated that the approval follows a recommendation by the Olubadan-in-Council.

The statement quoted the governor as wishing the newly confirmed Olubadan a peaceful and eventful reign.

Similarly, Governor Makinde also approved the revocation of the amended Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration regulating the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy stool.

The statement noted that the governor made the revocation order, dated February 11, 2022, 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.

The four separate laws/White Papers approved for revocation were made public by the immediate past administration between 2017 and 2018.

The statement listed the laws/white papers to include the amended declaration regulating the selection to the Olubadan Chieftaincy stool, published in August 2017; the implementation of the White Paper on the review of the existing Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other chieftaincies in Ibadan, Published in August 2017; the approval of the appointment of beaded crows for the Olubadan in Council published March 2018 and the appointment of Beaded crowns and Coronet Wearing Obas published in March 2018.

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