Olobu Celebrates 50th Coronation Anniversary In Osun


Activities marking the 50th Coronation Anniversary of the Olobu of Ilobu in Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Ashiru Olatoye Olaniyan II (JP), has commenced at the monarch’s palace on Sunday, May 12, AMILOADED reports

The event will commence with a press conference to be addressed by the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Alhaji Abdulwahab Falowo.

Among other salient issues, Falowo will highlight the series of other programmes lined up to herald the jubilee anniversary of the foremost traditional ruler.

A statement jointly signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Committee, Alhaji Ishaq Awotunde, said a two-week long programmes lined up with series of activities will start from May 12, with the grand finale on May 25 and end with a thanksgiving service on May 26.

While highlighting the activities, Falowo listed them to include a brief historical background of the ancient town, education summit, medical outreach, sporting activities, royal homages, inter religious prayers and conferment of chieftaincy titles on some eminent personalities, including Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.

It would be recalled that Oba Olaniyan ascended the throne of his forefathers, five decades ago.

The statement added: “He has since worked tirelessly to promote peace, progress and human development in Ilobu.

“His commitment to education, healthcare, and infrastructure has transformed the ancient town to a thriving one placed elegantly at a vantage position of the Nigerian and Africa’s and the world at large.”

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