The approval follows a suggestion with that impact made by the Olubadan-in-Council and which was communicated to the state government.
An statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, showed that Governor Makinde wishes the newly confirmed Olubadan a peaceful and eventful rule.
The Governor said: “I’m satisfied to declare the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
“The appointment is in accordance with the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, as well as the interesting and tried and true practice of our people.
“In the interest of the public authority and great individuals of Oyo State, I wish the newly endorsed Olubadan a successful reign blessed with peace and unprecedented progress.”
On this note, Governor Makinde has additionally confirmed the renouncement of the amended Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, which regulates the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy stool.
The statement indicated that the governor made the repudiation request, dated February 11, 2022, in accordance with the powers gave on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), in view of the Judgements of the Oyo State High Court on February 1 and 10 as well as Sections 7, 20,26 and 30 of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State 2000.
The four separate regulations/White Papers endorsed for revocation were disclosed by the past administration between of 2017 and 2018.