Makinde approves Olakunlehin's appointment as the 43rd Olubadan


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Oba Akinloye Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Olusegun Olayiwola, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, confirmed this in a statement issued Wednesday in Ibadan, the state capital.

Sulaimon Olanrewaju, the governor’s spokesman, made the message available to journalists.

According to Olayiwola, the governor provided his permission in a memo dated June 14, 2024, while exercising the powers conferred on him by Section 19 (Cap 28) of the Oyo State Law of 2000 as modified.

The commissioner added that the clearance marks the completion of a set of protocols outlined in the state’s existing legislation governing the ascent to royal thrones.

Olayiwola stated that “the governor congratulated the new Olubadan, and prayed that his tenure would birth greater developments in Ibadanland and Oyo State as a whole.”

The Olubadan-In-Council nominated Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland in April, after the seat became empty on March 14 due to the death of the late Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who was 81 years old at the time.

However, following the nomination, the Otun Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Abimbola Ajibola, stated that Olakulehin was not physically able to take the throne at the time.

In response, Olakulehin stated that he is medically healthy and ready to rule as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.