The Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Postal Service, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, has described the newly installed Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Dr. Olalekan Balogun a special gift to Oyo State at this time.
Adewusi, in his congratulatory message to the 42nd Olubadan expressed optimism that the newly installed Olubadan would catalyse accelerated development in the ancient city as well as Oyo State in general.
Dr. Adewusi, while congratulating the monarch over his coronation on Friday, said Dr. Balogun is a man deeply rooted in the culture of his people adding that his exploits as an academic, politician and businessman would assist to provide leadership in the traditional way.
Oba (Dr) Olalekan Balogun was presented with his staff of office at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan by Governor Seyi Makinde amidst jubilant residents.
Adewusi while congratulating the new Olubadan, said, “It is a very auspicious occasion to have a man of Dr. Olalekan Balogun ascend the throne of his forefathers at this time of our history.
“The Olubadan, as I have come to know him over the decades has been a man of immense means in scholarship, culture and politics. Even with his extensive and very successful academic careers, he has not failed to be very rooted among his people.
“These qualities stand him in very good stead to be a special gift to Ibadan in particular and Oyo State in general at this time of our history.”
Adewusi also congratulatd the entire sons and daughters and residents of Ibadan for the installation of Oba Balogun.
He expressed optimism that his reign shall bring forth prosperity and development.
The Postmaster General of the Federation also congratulated the Governor of Oyo, Engr. Seyi Makinde for ensuring peaceful emergence of the new Olubadan culminating in the coronation ceremony of Friday.