ONDO: Upgraded Oluabo of Ilu Abo, Akure North, Falae, for coronation as Oba Dec 29


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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Samuel Olu Falae, will on Thursday December 29, 2022 be presented his Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office to now be properly called an Oba in the Ondo State traditional institution setting.

The DEFENDER reports that Oba Olu Falae, a successful banker and also former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, was also among community heads upgraded by Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), while approving the recommendations of Ajama Commission of Enquiry Report and subsequently the White Paper that finally laid to rest issues of chieftaincy tussle among some traditional communities in the state.

It will be recalled that Osolo of Isolo Kingdom and Iralepo of Isinkan Kingdom, through the same Ajama Report found Governor Akeredolu the Moses that finally took them from Egypt to the promised land and who landed them safely and are now comfortably Obas of their people today.

On Thursday December 29, two days into the new year 2023, Octogenerian Olu Falae will be coronated and become domesticated in history of Ondo State as one of the Obas produced by Owo Kingdom-born Governor Akeredolu and all hail the former Nigeria’s President that never be.

By his new status, the politician-turned monarch is now substantively a member of Akure North Local Government Traditional Rulers Council where three Obas in Okiti of Iju, Ogbolu of Itaogbolu and Oloba of Oba-Ile have also been upgraded as First Class Obas.

The chieftaincy law of Ondo State however remains that there shall be no paramountcy which makes Falae, as Oluabo prescribing authority over his own town while each of the First Class Obas stands for same and, like the state government continues to ring, no Oba shall extent his authority beyond his own domain.

According to information from one of princes of the first ruling house in the off-Abuja road town, the epoch making event will hold on the L.A. Primary School Playing Field, Ilu Abo, Akure Local Government Area of the state, by 12pm on the said day as the Governor will be making the presentations to him.

The governor is expected to be accompanied by officials of the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Chairman of Akure Local Government Area who will come from the headquarters in Iju-Itaogbolu.

Others expected to grace the event including Obas and friends of the new traditional ruler.

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