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Deji Of Akure Becomes Chairman, Ondo Council Of Oba

The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, (SAN) has approved the appointment of His Royal Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi as the Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas. 

This was announced in a press statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, Richard Olatunde, on September 14th, 2021.

The appointment of Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi comes after the expiration of the two-year single tenure of the immediate past Chairman of the council, Oba (Dr.) Fredrick Eniolorunda Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo in the Ilaje Local Government who was appointed on the 13th of September 2019.

According to the release, the tenure of the newly appointed Chairman starts on the 14th of September, 2021. 

Governor Akeredolu Oluwarotimi appreciated the council under the leadership of the erstwhile Chairman, who he described as someone who had done excellently and gave all necessary support to ensure that the good people of Ondo State enjoyed good governance. 

Akeredolu urged the new chairman to improve on the record of his predecessor by working in harmony with other Obas and the government in ensuring the development of the state. 

BACKGROUND

Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi was born on December 28, 1956, in the nearby Akure settlement of Ayede-Ogbese, to the Baale, the Alayere of Ayede-Ogbese in Ondo State.  

The third of ten children, he started his elementary education at St. Patrick School, Aponmu Akure. He then proceeded to Oyemekun Grammar School Akure where he received his Secondary School Certificate. He graduated as an Architect from Florida State University in Miami, Florida. Oba Aladetoyinbo has a Master’s Degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

He is a prominent member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. He is also one of the founding members of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). He has given public lectures in higher institutions like Obafemi Awolowo University and Adekunle Ajasin University regarding the role of youth in governance.

Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II, is a Nigerian monarch. He is the 47th and current traditional ruler of the Akure Kingdom, a traditional state in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was proclaimed Deji of Akure in 2015, taking the regal name Odundun II and succeeding the deceased Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida.

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