Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo will lead personalities tomorrow to witness the induction of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Adeleye Oyebade, among others, into Owu Kingdom’s roll of honour, at the grand finale of the 2021 Owu Festival (Odun Omo Olowu), in Ogun State.
Also expected at the grand finale of the eight-day programme holding at the Oba Adisa Odeleye Square, Totoro, Abeokuta by 10am, are Southwest governors – Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The honour will be conferred on the recipients by the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Olusanya Adegboyega Dosumu FTA, the Olowu Kangunere, Akobi Oodua, Amororo II. It is regarded as one of the highest individual recognitions to any Owu indigene.
In recognition of your invaluable contributions to the growth and development of Owu Kingdom, and as a challenge to be more committed, this year’s Odun Omo Olowu Planning Committee, with the directives of the Olowu-in-Council, has deemed it fit to honour you with the award of roll of honour of Owu Kingdom for 2021,
the organisers said in a letter to Oyebade, who is the Chairman/CEO, Rontol Ventures Limited, a conglomerate with interests across agriculture, education, manufacturing and security services.
Highlights of the events will include the conferment of chieftaincy title of Yeye Oge of Owu Kingdom on Yeye Nanafatima Oluwatumininu Martins, at the Olowu Palace, Oke Ago-Owu, Abeokuta.
A statement from the Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Jagunmolu of Owu, Chief Rotimi Olasode Martins, and the Secretary, Chief Johnson Ola Fatoki – the Oganla of Owu Kingdom, said Chief Obasanjo is the chief host of this year’s event.
The ceremonies began on September 26 with youth programmes at Olowu’s Palace. An event tagged: ‘Word Medical’, was held on September 27 and chieftaincy installation on September 30.
There was also a visit to the townships, including Apomu, Erunmu, Olusomi’s Compound, and Amororo’s Compound on September 28; visitation to local governments on September 29, with a Jumat Service slated for today at the Owu Central Mosque. A Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday at the African Church Cathedral, Ita-Iyalode, Abeokuta.