Olubadan-Designate Goes Into Seclusion

The Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, is set to go into seclusion to begin the traditional rites ahead of his coronation as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Following the approval of the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, preparations have commenced in earnest for the new king’s coronation as the Olakulehin family begun the sale of the ceremonial fabric popularly called ‘aso ebi’ for the occasion.

The state government is expected to announce the date for the Olubadan-designate’s coronation soon.

It would be recalled that Makinde had given his approval for the appointment of Oba Olakuleyin as the 43rd Olubadan of lbadanland.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, made known in a statement by on Wednesday.

Olayiwola noted that the approval was a culmination of a series of processes stipulated by the extant laws of the state regarding ascension to royal thrones.

The governor gave the approval in a memo signed on June 14, 2024, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 19 (Cap 28) Law of Oyo State 2000 as amended.

Also, about a fortnight ago, the Olubadan-designate, accompanied by members of the Central Council of Ibadan indigenes (CCII), inspected the newly built ultra-modern Olubadan Palace to inspect the level of work done as he gets set to ascend the throne.


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