Olubadan to celebrate 1st Coronation anniversary

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, would on March 4 honour some prominent Nigerians with chieftancy titles as part of activities to mark his first coronation anniversary.

Chief Lekan Alabi, Chairman, Olubadan First Coronation Anniversary Planning Committee, announced this at a news conference in Ibadan on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oba Adetunji was installed the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan land on March 4, 2016.

Alabi said that the anniversary was to thank God for the peaceful reign and appreciate the people for their unflinching support to the monarch since his installation last year.

Alabi, who holds the title of Agbaakin Olubadan of Ibadan land, said the celebration would hold from March 1 to 6.

Among activities lined up for the weeklong celebration were city carnival, anniversary lecture, tree planting campaign, religious services, royal banquet and presentation of chieftancy titles.

Alabi urged residents of the ancient city to continue their support for the monarch for a peaceful and prosperous Ibadan land.

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