Oyo State Governor Announces the Passing of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Dr. Mohood Lekan Balogun

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has announced the passing of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Dr. Mohood Lekan Balogun.

In a statement released on Thursday night, Governor Makinde confirmed that the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Balogun, passed away at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, on Thursday evening. The governor expressed his condolences to the family, friends and people of Ibadanland, as they mourn the loss of their respected leader.

He said: “With total submission to the will of God, I announce the passing unto glory of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Mohood Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“A mighty Iroko has fallen; Oba Dr. Balogun has joined the ancestors.

“In Kabiyesi, Ibadanland had a cosmopolitan and well-experienced Olubadan, who made indelible marks on the sands of history and achieved greatly within a short while.

“On behalf of the Government and good People of Oyo State, I condole with the immediate family of the Oba Dr. Balogun, the Olubadan-in-Council, the Oyo State Traditional Council and the people of Ibadanland.

“It is my prayer that God grants repose to the soul of our late monarch.”


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