The coronation of the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba saliu Adetunji scheduled for today has received a boost as the next generation network, Globacom has been announced as the sponsor of the epoch making event.
Commenting on Globacom’s sponsorship of the historic occasion, the Chairman, Olubadan Coronation Reception Planning Committee, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja noted 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 indeed,” Adedoja stated.
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 exclusive royal banquet 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.
Explaining the rationale for sponsoring the coronation ceremony, Globacom, in a statement, said that 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 landmark events with strong traditional values.
The company also added that it was proud to associate with the legendary tradition of unity and stability which is the forte of the stool of the Olubadan of Ibadanland.
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 years.