THE Olubadan-designate, Senator Lekan Balogun says the promotion of peace and development in the ancient city will top his priority during his reign as Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Senator Balogun stated this at his Alarere residence during his first interactive session with newsmen after his appointment as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland.
He said he would collaborate with the Oyo State Government and other relevant stakeholders to ensure peace and development of Ibadan.
Senator Balogun explained that he is one of the luckiest persons in the recent past in the history of Olubadan stool to have spent 36 years in the line of becoming the monarch and used the opportunity to appreciate the Ibadan people for their support.
The new Olubadan also lauded the rancour-free system of the Ibadan Traditional Council, which has paved the way for smooth transition immediately after the passage of one Olubadan.
He used the opportunity to announce the adoption of a title of the office of the new Olubadan as “Oba Senator Dr Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun – Aliiwo, Ali Okunmade II”.