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Olubadan dedicates national honour conferred on him by Buhari to Ibadanland

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Senator Lekan Balogun has dedicated the National Honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) conferred on him by ex President Muhammadu Buhari to Ibadan land.

The traditional ruler was among the recipients of the 2023 Special National Honour Award and one of the 23 eminent Nigerians to be conferred with Commander of Federal Republic, CFR, the third highest honour in the land.

The first class monarch said his reason for  dedicating the honour to Ibadan is because the ancient city is his ‘Mecca’ and ‘Medina’ which produced him and of which he’s just a symbol of.

While thanking Buhari for the honour and recognition, he prayed for a good post-tenure life for him and his family.

“I’m grateful to the Almighty Allah for the grace and gift of life that made me to see this glorious moment, not only for me, but my Aliiwo ruling house dynasty and Ibadan as a whole.

“It was least expected because the general belief was that the administration had wound up. I cherish it as a treasured parting gift from the outgoing government.

“On behalf of both my immediate and extended families, my members of the Advisory Council, the Baales and Mogajis, the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), and Ibadan sons and daughters, both at home and in the diaspora, I express gratitude to the ex president and pray that he would live peacefully after his tenure”.

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