Obasanjo, Tinubu, Abiodun, Sanwo-Olu, others honour Adebutu.
Chief Kensington Adebutu, popularly called Baba Ijebu, has been officially installed as the Odole Odua by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The Iwuye ceremony, which held on Friday and Saturday in the presence of notable Yoruba personalities, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Governor Isiaka Oyetola.
Others who attended the event were Senator Oluremi Tinubu; Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and his successor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, and many more.
While blessing the new Odole Odua, Oba Ogunwusi said the highly revered title was in recognition of Adebutu’s enormous contributions to the development of Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole. He then charged him that his installation was a call to do more.
The choice of Adebutu was arrived at after considering his philanthropy, positive contributions to human development, and promotion of cultural values and traditions of Yoruba race.
The Odole Oodua title, a position once occupied by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and subsequently by Chief G.O.K Ajayi, is a highly revered chieftaincy title in Yorubaland which was pioneered by the great Oranmiyan while he was still Prince of Ife.