Oloye Lekan Alabi bags Agba Akin Olubadan promotion
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso 1, on Friday, May 13 promoted Oloye Lekan Alabi, a senior traditional chief of the town, from Aare Alaasa Olubadan to Agba Akin Olubadan.
Alabi, a journalist, author and public relations consultant, was Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to four former governors (one civilian and three military) of the old Oyo State.
His new position is at par with the position of his great grandfather, Sanni Ajengbe111, during the reign of Olubadan Shittu Omo Aare Latoosha (1914).
Before Ajengbe 11 was Oyinlola Ajengbe 11, the Ekerin Balogun of Ibadan during the reign of Olubadan Akintayo Elempe (1910), and Alabi’s family progenitor, Zubair Ajengbe 1, Ekeerin Balogun of Ibadan during the reign of Ollubadan Fijabi 1 (1890).
Ajengbe 1 was a signatory to the MoU between Ibadan and the British colonial government in the 19th century.Oloye Alabi’s uncle, High Chief Samuel Layiwola Durosaro, also reached the Otun Olubadan rung of the Ibadan traditional chieftaincy ladder.
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