Olubadan appoints Akinpelu as assistant on chieftaincy matters
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, yesterday, appointed Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, the current Baale Jagun, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, as his Personal Assistant on Chieftaincy Matters.
The new appointee held the entire personal assistant portfolio for the late Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade who reigned before the immediate past Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I and was acclaimed to have done brilliantly well.
Oba Balogun, in the statement signed by his Media Aide, Oladele Ogunsola and made available to journalists in Ibadan, said the appointment was made to strengthen the palace administration, especially on the chieftaincy matters, to reflect his vision on the throne.
The monarch said aside his long-term relationship with Akinpelu, he also considered his wide range of experience as an accomplished administrator before coming into Ibadan traditional system where he also proved himself a committed and conscientious person in bringing him on board.
“I acknowledge your depth and painstakingness when it comes to chieftaincy issues and I want all these to bear on your new assignment. I charge you to do the job with utmost fear of God, absolute loyalty to the Olubadan throne and cooperation with others towards giving our best to Ibadanland in particular and humanity in general,” the statement stated.
With the appointment, Akinpelu would work alongside the Baba Kekere Olubadan and Baale Kalemori, Chief Bashiru Balogun and the Secretary of Olubadan Advisory Council, Mr. Liasu Ajao, on all chieftaincy matters, comprising promotions in the Olubadan traditional system, the appointment of Baales and Mogajis in Ibadanland.
Meanwhile, the new appointee thanked the Olubadan for the privilege given to him to be part of his administration with a promise to do his utmost best to ensure that his good vision for Ibadanland becomes manifest, adding, “I appreciate Your Imperial Majesty for the confidence being reposed in me and I pledge that the confidence won’t be a misplaced one.”