Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
The approval comes in the wake of a recommendation from the Olubadan-in-Council, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa.
Recall that the position of Olubadan of Ibadan land became vacant on Sunday 2nd January this year, following the demise of Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
The governor was quoted saying, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
“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.”
The statement also quoted the governor as wishing the newly confirmed Olubadan a peaceful and eventful reign.