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Soun inaugurates 36-man committee for coronation



By Hannah Nathan, Warri.

The Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, has inaugurated a 36-man committee for his coronation.

It was reported that the committee consisted of prominent sons and daughters of the ancient city.

The committee christened Central Coronation Planning Committee (CCPC) and headed by Prof Adeshola Adepoju, was inaugurated on Friday via a Zoom meeting.

The coronation of the new monarch has been fixed for December.

Some other leaders of the 36-member coronation committee are AVM (Rtd) Bolaji Adigun, co-chairman; while Rear Admiral (rtd) Jacob Ajani will serve as the secretary-general.

Adepoju, in his welcome address, urged the members to do their best to ensure the coronation succeeds.

He further enjoined indigenes of the ancient city to support the new traditional ruler in bringing more development to their homes.

He said, “We are assuring you, Kabiyesi, we are going to set standards that people in the South West region will emulate. The development of Ogbomoso land is our collective responsibility; hence, we must all cooperate with His Imperial Majesty.

“We are all part of this because we want to incorporate the installation of His Imperial Majesty as a standard to be emulated in Nigeria. I, therefore urge all committee members to work together without infighting that could stand as a cog in the wheel of progress.”