Ex-Oyo HOS, Adeleke, Becomes Ekerin Iyalode Of Ibadanland

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Mahood Balogun, Okumade II, has elevated a former Head of Service in Oyo State, Alhaja Kudirat Adeleke to the Ekerin Iyalode Of Ibadanland.

Alhaja Adeleke who hails from Foko family compound and a local government administrator per excellence was elevated to the position of from Abese Iyalode of Ibadanland.

Speaking on the uniqueness of Ibadan traditional title, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Balogun said, Ibadanland has reserved its customs and traditions which according to him include chieftaincy title.

The monarch said women folks are playing a very crucial role in development of Ibadanland.

He appreciated God that there is no rancor in filling the vacancy and all other ones as laid down by the tradition and customs of Ibadan land.

Speaking after her elevation at Aliwo Palace of Olubadan, Alhaja Adeleke said, her new position was well appreciated even for her continuous service to Ibadanland and its development.

Alhaja Adeleke pledged her ever ready commitment to the progress of Ibadan land, especially to the advancement and progress of the womenfolk in Ibadanland.

She urged all the Indigenes of the ancient city to maintain peace and unity and continued to support the monarch in all they do.

The filling of the existing vacancies on the Iyalode arm of the Ibadan traditional institution by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II is a long standing tradition of Ibadanland.

In attendance at the event included members of Olubadan-in-Council, invited guests among others.

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