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Olubadan, His Royal

Highness, Oba Saliu

Akanmu Olasupo Adetunji,

Aje Ogungunniso 1, has

pleaded with the federal

government for the creation

of Ibadan state out of the

present Oyo State as well

as the establishment of an

international airport in


Speaking during his

coronation ceremony

yesterday in Ibadan,

witnessed by thousands

of dignitaries across the

political and religious

divides, the 41st Olubadan

of Ibadan, Oba Saliu

Akanmu Olasupo Adetunji,

Aje Ogungunniso 1, said

the two items were essential

to the Ibadan people.

The Olubada, who was

delighted with the quality

of dignitaries present at

his coronation, said when

former governor of Lagos

State and All Progressives

Congress, APC, chieftain

Asiwaju Bola Tunubu

came forward to pay him

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homage, “I want Ibadan

Airport to be upgraded to

international standard. This

will in no small measure

encourage free flow of

businesses in Ibadan.

Logistics is paramount to

business success. I will talk

to the concerned authorities

and I am very sure they will

heed our appeal.

“Secondly, the creation

of Ibadan state is long

overdue. Even I heard the

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi

Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, in

the media saying Ibadan

deserved to become a state.

So, in my own capacity,

I won’t relent till that is


“I appeal to all Ibadan

indigenes that have

investments around the

world to come back home

and invest in Ibadan for the

development of our city”,

the monarch said, adding

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that, “I will beg Bola Tinubu

as a key personality in this

government to assist us in

this regard”.

It would be recalled

that the immediate past

Olubadan, Oba Samuel

Odulana Odugade 1st,

joined his ancestors on 19th

of January 2016 at the age of

102. And the late monarch

was buried on 12th of

February 2016.

The dignitaries that

attended the coronation

ceremony which was

held at the ancient Mapo

Hall include The National

Leader of the All Progressive

Congress APC,Asiwaju

Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos State

governor Mr. Akinwumi

Ambode, the Governor

of Ogun State Senator,

Ibikunle Amosun, The

governor of Osun State

Ogbeni Rauuf Aregbesola

,Imo State governor Owelle

Charles Okorocha, and

the governor of Ekiti State,

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Ayodele Fayose.

Other dignitaries

include former Oyo

State governors Otunba

Adebayo Alao-Akala, Dr.

Omololu Olunloyo, Senator

(Chief) Rashidi Ladoja,

Engr. Oluseyi Makinde

(Social Democratic Party

governorship candidate in

2015 election), the Minister

of Communication Barrister

Adebayo Shittu, Former

governor of Ogun State

Chief Segun Osoba.

The royal father that

graced the occasion

include the Ooni of Ife Oba

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,

the Sultan of Sokoto

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar,

the Alaafin of Oyo Oba

Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi

111, Oba of Lagos Oba

Rilwanu Akinlolu, Emir of

Ilorin Alhaji Sulu Gambari

,the Olugbo of Igboland

Oba Obateru Akinruntan

,the Alake of Egbaland

Oba Aremu Gbadebo,

Representative of Owa

Obokun of Ijesa land Oba

Adekunle Aromolaran,

Ayangburin of Ikorodu .

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