Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will on March 11, crown Senator Lekan Balogun as the new Olubadan of Ibadan land.
In a letter confirming this development, which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday, Makinde has approved the said date as the installation ceremony of the new Olubadan.
The Governor approved the appointment of the monarch after the position became vacant on Sunday 2nd January this year.
The approval follows a recommendation made by the Olubadan-in-Council and which was communicated to the governor recently.
Makinde had on 14 February approved the appointment of Senator Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Makinde said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
“The appointment is in line with the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, as well as the unique and time-tested tradition of our people.
“On behalf of the government and good people of Oyo State, I wish the newly confirmed Olubadan a successful reign blessed with peace and unprecedented progress.”