Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo…the Oba-Elect at Otun Ekiti…
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the selection of Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo, as the new Oba Elect for the ancient town of Otun Ekiti, in Ekiti State.
The above decision was contained in a press release signed and sent to PMParrot by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation in Ekiti State, in Ado Ekiti on Friday signaling the outcome of the State Executive Council Meeting.
According to the press release, the Information Commissioner in Ekiti State, Aare Muyiwa Olomilua said “the Council has approved the appointment of Prince Adekunle Adeagbo of the Adifagbade Ruling House, Ile – Iyaba of Otun Ekiti as the new Oore of Otun Ekiti, following his nomination by the Kingmakers”, he pointed out.
The Kingmakers from Otun Ekiti had a couple of days back officially announced the selection of Prince Adeagbo as the Oba-Elect after taking thorough and appropriate steps and traditional processes before arriving at such decision.
It was reported in the media few days ago that a court case was said to have been instituted by a section of the Otun Ekiti community people against the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi with the intention to stop him from recognizing the Oba Elect by those who are not happy on the emergence of Prince Adeagbo as the Oba Elect.
The approval of Prince Adekunle Adeagbo as the Otun Ekiti Oba Elect, by the Ekiti State Government, seems to have finally laid to rest the agitations on the town’s Obaship seat.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo, the new Oba Elect and approved by the Ekiti State Government was born on the 6th of April in 1968 to the family of Prince (Hon.) Samuel Adebowale and Lady Janet Adeagbo in Ibadan, Oyo State.
His father was a former Member, Federal House of Representatives, representing Ero Federal Constituency in the then Ondo State who served as Vice Chairman, House Committee on Transport between 1979 and 1983.
The Oba Elect’s father, Honourable Samuel Adeagbo, to his credence, moved and sponsored the motion for the establishment of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), an outstanding paramilitary organization that exists till date.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo going by his people’s remarks has remained unarguably one of the formidable pioneer developers of Mobaland, an industrialist of note who created massive employment for Otun sons and daughters. His Adif Biscuits firm did not only generate gainful employment opportunities for Moba Youths, but another source of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the then Ero Local Government.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo hails from the Ile Eye-Aba Ruling Dynasty of Otun Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He is a direct descendant of Oore Okinbaloye, a reputable King who signed the Ekiti Parapo Treaty in 1886. He is also the grandson of Prince Sanni Ogundunmade Adeagbo, a staunch supporter of the Action Group of the late Sage and Yoruba leader, Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, in the 50s and 60s.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo emerged as the Oba Elect on the 5th of May, 2020 out of the six contenders who jostled for the Oore Stool following an intensive consultation of the Ifa Oracle.
His selection was equally compliant to the due process laid down by Ekiti State Government, pursuant to the Chieftaincy law of Ekiti State and the 1961 Morgan Declaration, pertaining to the Oore Stool.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo in a matter of days will succeed Oba (Dr.) James Adedapo Popoola who joined his ancestors on the 21st of October, 2019.
In terms of his educational records, Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo attended All Saints Primary School, Jericho, Onireke, Ibadan in Oyo State between 1975 and 1980. He had his Secondary School Education at the International School of the prestigious University of Ibadan in Oyo State for his Ordinary and Advanced level certificate examination between 1980-1987. He is an Alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife in Osun State where he obtained his B.sc in Economics between 1987-1991 and had his compulsory one year NYSC programme at Rigom Oil Services/Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) West Ogunu, Warri in Delta State after graduating in the year 1992.
Prince Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo has worked in several establishments such as the COLKON MARINE SUPPORT SERVICES LIMITED Victoria Island, Lagos between 2014 and 2019 as the Executive Director for Projects; at the International Oil Companies like Exxon Mobil, Addax and Total Upstream Ltd as their Technical and Financial Officer.
He served as the Head of the Projects at METTLE DREDGING AND MARINE LTD Ikoyi, Lagos between 2007 and 2014.
He supervised the sand filling of Buena Vista Estate for Chevron Cooperative, opposite Chevron Headquarters in Lekki Lagos.
He has been a member of several Associations and Clubs such as the International Western Dredging Association in Canada; member of the Nigerian – Canada Association in Ottawa, Canada; member of the World Dredging Association and a golfer at the Ibadan Golf Club in Oyo State among many others.
His interest and hobbies include travelling, reading and current affairs.
He has also travelled far and near to countries such as the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Cameroon and Ireland among other world countries.
The new Oba Elect is a devout Christian and happily married with God-given Children.
Packaged by Emmanuel Adeniran