Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday said the emergence of High Chief Saliu Adetunji as Olubadan-designate was a divine arrangement.
Ajimobi stated this at his private residence in Ibadan when Adetunji paid him a private visit.
“When recently, Baba (Adetunji) came to discuss with me his promotion to the post of Balogun following the death of High Chief Sule Omiyale, nobody could have thought that so soon after his promotion to the exalted seat of Balogun, he would be celebrating his imminence to the exalted throne of Olubadan of Ibadan land.
“But, this is the way of God. When God turns to you, then it is your turn,’’ he said.
The governor pledged his support and cooperation toward the coronation of the new Olubadan.
Earlier, the Olubadan-designate had expressed his appreciation to the Ajimobi administration for his support to the traditional institution in the state.
He also thanked the governor for his administration’s effort to give the late Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, a befitting burial.
Adetunji described the late monarch as a highly respected and honest personality, saying the people of Ibadan land would miss him.
Meanwhile, the Olubadan-designate has appointed a seasoned journalist, Mr Adeola Oloko, as his media aide.
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