Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun Passed On


After recently celebrating his 2nd year on the throne, the well accomplished Ibadan monarch has Joined his Ancestors.

The news was first reporte
d online, and then confirmed by the No1 citizen of the State: Governor Seyi Makinde.

The governor who broke the news late Thursday night - said: 

“With total submission to the will of God, I announce the passing unto glory of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Mohood Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“A mighty Iroko has fallen; Oba Dr. Balogun has joined the ancestors.

“In Kabiyesi, Ibadanland had a cosmopolitan and well-experienced Olubadan, who made indelible marks on the sands of history and achieved greatly within a short while.

“On behalf of the Government and good People of Oyo State, I condole with the immediate family of the Oba Dr. Balogun, the Olubadan-in-Council, the Oyo State Traditional Council and the people of Ibadanland.

“It is my prayer that God grants repose to the soul of our late monarch.”