New Owa Of Igbajo, Makinde, Starts Seclusion Rites

The new Owa (right) receiving his letter of appointment
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The new Owa (right) receiving his letter of appointment

Following the approval by the Osun State Executive Council of the appointment of Dr Makinde Ademola Stephen Kayode as Owa of Igbajo, the monarch, Oba Ademola Makinde, on Wednesday, began the seven days traditional seclusion rites.
The kingmakers had earlier approved Dr Makinde ASK in line with chieftaincy laws and tradition.
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke at the Exco meeting congratulated the new Owa of Igbajo and tasked him on healing the wounds of the selection process by ensuring inclusive traditional governance.
He said, “I congratulate the new Owa of Igbajo. I urge him to embark on reconciliation and restore the dignity and integrity of the traditional institution”.
Oba Makinde made a triumphant entry to Igbajo on Tuesday in a long convoy of cars with the young and old in his tow.
Indeed, to demonstrate their love for the new monarch, it took the convoy over three hours to cover a 15 minutes journey before he could arrive at his destination.
The monarch who promised to bring his wealth of experience and goodwill to bear in developing the ancient town, assured indigenes and non indigenes of peaceful reign, growth and development within the community and environment.
Igbajo, an ancient town noted for its role as the epicenter of Kiriji war promises to enact its prowess in the coming years under Oba Makinde, a chartered accountant and head, finance,
Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, Abuja.
The new monarch hails from Ile Onigemo Ogbon Atiba ,Igbajo attended Local Anthority ( LA) primary school, Ile oluji, Ondo state.
He later proceeded to Kiriji memorial college,Igbajo and Ogun State University Ago Iwoye, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye for his secondary and tertiary education.
Oba Makinde earned his Doctor in philosophy from the prestigious Charisma University Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom. He is a fellow Chartered Institute of Accountants ( FICAN). He is a member of Global Kegites Archivarians Club, a Patron of the noble club which he belongs to for over three decades.
A philanthropist per excellence , Oba Makinde has touched the lives of various members of his community including Youths, Students and the aged as well as widows through Scholarships, community projects such as boreholes and road constructions.

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