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Ibadan Mourns the Loss of Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun is dead at the age of 81, marking the end of an era in the rich history of Ibadan. Known for his educational accomplishments and diverse career trajectory, Oba Balogun served as a beacon of excellence and leadership during his reign. His passing, following a brief illness, has left a void in the hearts of many, resonating beyond the boundaries of Ibadan.

Governor Seyi Makinde, in acknowledging the monarch’s transition, described him as an epitome of royal excellence and a notable achiever. Oba Balogun’s legacy, spanning over two years of reign, is characterized by his impactful contributions to Ibadanland’s development and progress. The governor extended his condolences to the Olubadan-in-Council, the Oyo State Traditional Council, and the entire community, emphasizing the significant loss experienced by all.

Throughout his life, Oba Balogun distinguished himself through various roles, from academia to business and politics. His extensive experience and dedication to public service earned him respect and admiration from his subjects and peers alike.

IMAGE: The Guardian

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