A socio-political group in Oyo state, Providence Coalition has congratulated the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun and the entire Olubadan in council on the Successful completion of the first coronation anniversary of the revered monarch.
The coalition in a statement by the President, Prince Niran Adeyoju, through its publicity secretary Mr David Oluokun described the one week celebration which was climaxed by a church thanksgiving service on Sunday as successful and a showcase of many attributes of Ibadanland.
Prince Niran Adeyoju said oba Balogun has proved within his first year on the throne that he is a revered monarch, lover of all and an accommodating first class king who has extended hands of fellowship to non indigenes and other tribes.
The providence Coalition President while appreciating Oba Lekan Balogun for installing one of the coalition member with a Chieftaincy title, congratulated the new Asaaju Fiwajoye of Ibadanland, Alhaji Aruna Adebayo and wife, Ganiyat who also bagged Yeye Asaaju Fiwajoye of Ibadanland title.
Prince Adeyoju who expressed happiness on the development said he has no doubt that the Chieftaincy title given to Alhaji Aruna Adebayo and wife would spur them to do more for their community, Ibadan land and the society at large.
He, however, prayed for long life for Oba Lekan Balogun and a peaceful reign on his ancestors throne, urging the sons and daughters of the ancient city to contribute their quota to the development of Ibadanland.
Prince Adeyoju also wished the new Asaaju Fiwajoye of Ibadanland wisdom to do more and more beautiful feats to achieve ahead.
Meanwhile, the Chieftaincy installation ceremony was well attended by leaders of the providence Coalition.