Oyo: Gov Makinde Commissions New Olubadan Palace, Applauds Ajimobi’s Effort for Commencing Historic Project

Gov Seyi Makinde on Wednesday commissioned the new and historic Olubadan Palace in Ibadan, a program scheduled to take place ahead of Friday’s official coronation of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin.

The governor confirmed this on his official X account, where he appreciated the former governor of Oyo State, late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi for commencing the historic project of a new Olubadan Palace.

Gov Makinde also thanked the past Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) presidents including Chief 0. 0. Bello and Chief Bayo Oyero whilst assuring everyone of a proper maintenance system where all eleven Ibadan local government councils will oversee and contribute to its upkeep on a monthly basis.

The governor also added that the second phase of the project will include renovating the Bower’s Tower as a medium to promote tourism in the state.

“This evening, we commissioned the new Olubadan Palace in Ibadan. The event gave us an opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone who made it possible including former Governor Abiola Ajimobi who started it, the former President of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Chief O. O. Bello, Chief Bayo Oyero, and all Ibadan indigenes who contributed to make the project a reality.

“To maintain this new palace, we have established a process where all 11 local government councils in Ibadan will contribute to its upkeep on a monthly basis. For the second phase of the palace, we will also include renovating the Bower’s Tower, to boost tourism in our dear State. We are looking forward to the coronation of our Olubadan this Friday.” Gov Makinde concluded.

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