Sen. Orji Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate, has congratulated High Chief Lekan Balogun, the newly appointed 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.
In a goodwill message sent on Tuesday in Abuja, Kalu hailed the new ruler’s qualities and asked him to build on his predecessor’s successes.
The former Abia governor also asked the people of Ibadanland to rally behind the new Olubadan, stating that traditional rulers played important roles in nation-building.
He wished the new Olubadan a peaceful and successful reign on the throne.
“I felicitate with the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun, on his ascension to the throne.
“The new Olubadan is a highly detrabilised and patriotic Nigerian, who will use his capacity to take Ibadanland to greater heights.
“The late Oba Saliu Adetunji left behind a good legacy for the new ruler to build on.
“The people of Ibadanland should sustain their support for the new ruler in steering the affairs of the city,” Kalu said.
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