Ojude Oba: Daniel, Others Honoured in Ijebuland
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; banking guru Otunba Subomi Balogun and billionaire Communication and oil magnate, Mike Adenuga were on Monday honoured at the Annual Council of Otunbas Day.
The event which was organised by the Council of Otunbas, held at the palace of the Awujale of Ijebuland also witnessed the inauguration of the Oba Dr. S.K. Adetona’s Awujale Council of Otunbas Foundation (ACOF).
In attendance were several highly placed indigenes of the town from various walks of life and they include Otunba Subomi Balogun, Otunba Wahab Osinusi, Otunba Kunle Hassan, Lekan Bello, Professor Toyin Ashiru, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Otunba Bushura Alebiosu, Olorogun Sunny Kuku, Otunba Oscar Ibru, Aare Jubril Martins Kuye, Otunba Fatai Arowolo, Otunba Deji Osibogun, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe who represented Otunba Adenuga, Otunba Funlola Okunnowo and many others.
The three Otunbas Subomi Balogun, Mike Adenuga and Gbenga Daniel who sit in the Royal Court of the Awujale were honoured for their various exploits, excellence and contributions to the society.
Subomi Balogun, the Otunba Tunwase and Olori Omoba of Ijebuland was honoured for his trailblazing career in the banking sector; while Gbenga Daniel, the Otunba Obalofin of Ijebuland was distinguished for his career in Engineering and good governance when he served as the Governor of Ogun State; Otunba Dr. Mike Adenuga was recognised for his pioneering efforts, not only in the Communication industry but also in the Oil and Gas sector of the economy.
In his remarks about the former Governor, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba S.K. Adetona said “I knew him as a ‘small boy’. I didn’t know him from anywhere. He just walked into the palace and introduced himself to me. Since then I have kept him in s safe place in my heart and he still occupies that space. I have a lot of respect for him.
“As a governor he did creditably well and tried as much as possible to keep his head… A lot of people besieged him with a lot of information both solicited and unsolicited about the power inherent in the position of Governor. But he has learnt a lot and known the world better now.
I pray that Almighty God continues to strengthen him.”