As Oba Saliu Adetunji will be crowned publicly on Friday as the new Olubadan of Ibadan, GLOBACOM has taken up the sponsorship of all the activities lined up for the ceremony.
While expressing happiness, the Chairman, Olubadan Coronation Reception Planning Committee, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, enthused that the company had again displayed its unalloyed commitment to the common good of the nation. “We are delighted that Dr Mike Adenuga has not forgotten his foundation which was laid in Ibadanland where he lived and schooled before he became an international brand. We appreciate his sense of belonging to the city of Ibadan and the tenacity of purpose which has marked him out as a true Nigerian in word and deeds,” Adedoja quipped.
The coronation is scheduled to hold at the Oja’Ba Square and will be graced by traditional rulers, prominent sons and daughters of Ibadanland, and captains of industry.
High point of Globacom’s sponsorship is the royal banquet to be organised in honour of the new monarch with eminent sons and daughters of Ibadanland in attendance. The banquet will hold on Saturday, March 5, at the Ibadan Recreation Club.
Speaking on its rational for sponsoring the coronation ceremony, Globacom said it remained proud of the cultural heritage of the Nigerian people from all the geo-political zones, adding that it was committed to promoting their cultures through robust support for celebrations of festivals and events with strong traditional values.
The company also added that it felt proud to associate with the tradition of unity and stability which the Olubadan of Ibadanland’s stool symbolises.
Oba Adetunji, who is the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, succeeds the late monarch, Oba Odulana Odugade who joined his ancestors last December at the age of 101.
Source : watsupibadan. com