Imasayi Town agog as Oba Kuoye Lukman coronated

Posted On 14 Nov 2021
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Imasayi Town agog as Oba Kuoye Lukman coronated


The Imasayi Kingdom in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State was agog as His Royal Majesty, Oba (Rtn) Kuoye Lukman Olalekan Adeleke, Fcim., Ilufemiloye, Oyesokun V, Olu of Imasayi Kingdom was coronated.

The ceremony which was held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Oluaso High School Playing Ground, Imasayi, marked the peak of a week-long event that has revitalized the ancient town with hope and enthusiasm. The event also came after the conclusion of his traditional seclusion and other rites (Ipebi).

At the event was the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Dapo Abiodun. Other top dignitaries at the occasion included the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and his erstwhile deputy, Alhaja Salmat Badru, the members of the State Executive Council members and key players in the private sectors.

Hon. Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogun State, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, on August 26, 2021, presented the staff of the office and instruments to Oba Kuoye in a ceremony witnessed by tens of thousands of people at a colorful ceremony in Imasayi.

“We have waited for this long to present to the world what people of Imasayi are made of. It is exciting to inform all our invitees, sons, and daughters of Imasayi that we are ready to use this coronation to Kickstart the development of our ancestral home,” Commodore Kunle Olawunmi(rtd), Chairman, Central Planning Committee said.

Olawunmi noted that arrangements have been concluded to ensure a hitch-free coronation ceremony on Saturday and beyond, Oba Lukman Olalekan Kuoye was born on April 18, 1970, at Ado-Odo to the family of Kuoye of Imasayi in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State.

He attended St. Stephens Comprehensive High School, Ado Odo, and Lagos State University(LASU), Ojo, Lagos. He is currently undertaking his doctorate degree in social works at LASU.

Oba Lukman was once the Special Assistant to Governor Gbenga Daniel, Secretary, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, and Vice-Chairman – Transition Committee, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government

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