Olubadan of Ibadanland, Lekan Balogun dies at 81

The 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun has joined his ancestors.

Reports say, the late Olubadan died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Balogun came from Ali-Iwo compound in the present Ibadan North East local government area. He became the Olubadan on March 11, 2022.

Born on October, 1942, the monarch passed on shortly after he was moved to the health facility.

He was an academic and politician before he ascended the throne after the death of his predecessor, Late Oba Saliu Adetunji who died on January 2, 2022.

The monarch was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and was later elected to represent Oyo Central Senatorial District between 1999 and 2003.

Oba Balogun was a doctor of philosopy.

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