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Prominent Nigerians Get Chieftaincy Titles As Oba Ile Monarch Marks Coronation Anniversary



Some prominent Nigerians have been selected for honourary chieftaincy titles by the Oloba of Oba Ile, Oba Adekunle Asamu Oyeyemi, Tewogbade 1 at the latter's coronation anniversary to be kick started on April 14, this year.


Oba Oyeyemi who was installed Oloba of Oba Ile, on Sunday, 1st January, 2017 and was subsequently presented Staff of Office and Instruments of Appointment by Osun state goverment on Friday, 7th April, 2017.


To mark Oba Oyeyemi first anniversary on the throne, various events have been lined up by a committee set up to oversee the week long ceremonies.


One of the activities marking the coronation anniversary is the conferment of chieftaincy titles on some prominent individuals, who have made their marks in their different callings and contributed immensely to the advancement of humanity.


In recognition of his noble roles in the promotion of the welfare and wellbeing  of 'Omo Oro Loba,' Oba Oyeyemi will confer the chieftaincy titles of Asiwaju and Yeye Asiwaju on Chief and Mrs. Samuel Olu Alabi.


Other notable citizens to be honoured are; Chief and Mrs. Chris Seyinde Ogunrinde, Canadian based health care providers, who are to be honoured with the chieftaincy titles of Otunba Atobase and Yeye Oloba of Oba-Ile respectively while an Ilorin-based prominent businessman, Chief Adedotun Ajala will be installed as Bobajiro of Oba-Ile.


A statement issued by the Oloba of Oba Ile 1st Coronation Anniversary Planning Committee reads: "The grand finale of the event will hold at Aderounmu Grammar School, Oba-Ile with the participation of prominent royal fathers and traditional leaders in Yorubaland under the distinguished chairmanship of His imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.


"The ceremony will also witness the launch of OBA-ILE EDUCATION ENDOWMENT TRUST FUNDS, an intervention support scheme for brilliant but indigent students of Oba-Ile origin.


"We rejoice with Kabiyesi and  the entire people of Oba-Ile on this milestone, it is our prayer that the good Lord will continue to grant Kabiyesi the heavenly wisdom to lead Oba people aright".

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